(?), n. [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.] 1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
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This desperation of success chills all our industry.
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2. A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
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In the desperation of the moment, the officers even tried to cut their way through with their swords.
W. Irving.
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