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noun as in despair

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Example Sentences

They sent out desperate fundraising pleas for its legal defense fund.

These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries.

What we have seen in the last year or two was … a desperate flight to consumer revenue for those who are not in it already.

From Digiday

For weeks, the California Democrat has been drawing a tough line with a president increasingly desperate to produce a pre-Election Day achievement as he lags in polls.

If the South Korean claims are true, however, Lee would join a select group who have attempted the desperate journey across one of the world’s most dangerous borders.

From Ozy

And in the desperateness of it, in the fierce height to which his battling temper had arisen, he had killed his man.

The inroads of hunger were already experienced; and this knowledge of the desperateness of my calamity urged me to frenzy.

From General Lee's letters, official and private, one gets a clear view of the desperateness of his position.

A lady visitor was groaning politically to Madame de Girardin over the desperateness of the situation.

Then she paused with them in her hand, and the desperateness of the venture nearly overwhelmed her.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to desperateness, such as: desperation, despond, despondence, despondency, discouragement, and gloom.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.