/des'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n.
1. the state of being desperate or of having the recklessness of despair.
2. the act or fact of despairing; despair.
[1325-75; ME desperacioun < L desperation- (s. of desperatio). See DESPERATE, -ION]
Syn. 1. See despair.

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