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  • The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
  • A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Des`per*a"tion (?), n. [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.] 1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.

This desperation of success chills all our industry.
Hammond.

2. A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.

In the desperation of the moment, the officers even tried to cut their way through with their swords.
W. Irving.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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