# Definition of desperation

## "desperation" in the noun sense

### 1. despair, desperation

a state in which all hope is lost or absent

"in the depths of despair"

"they were rescued from despair at the last minute"

"courage born of desperation"

### 2. desperation

desperate recklessness

"it was a policy of desperation"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.

# Quotations for desperation

Radicalism is but the desperation of logic. [ Lamartine ]

# desperation in Scrabble®

The word desperation is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

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# desperation in Words With Friends™

The word desperation is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

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# Word Growth involving desperation

## Shorter words in desperation

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