Definition of desperation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desperation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdɛspəˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the state of being desperate In desperation, she called Louise and asked for her help. There was a note of desperation in his voice. an act of sheer desperation
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