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desperateness

[ des-per-it, -prit ]SEE DEFINITION OF desperateness

Synonyms for desperateness

  • desperation
  • despond
  • despondence
  • despondency
  • discouragement
  • gloom
  • hopelessness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESPERATENESS

The desperateness of the situation was, however, manifest to all.

Judge of the efforts you have to make and of the desperateness of the struggle.

It is a sign of desperateness indeed; yea, of desperate madness.

In the moment of that thought the desperateness of his situation dawned upon him.

That "must" spells out the desperateness of the need and the strength of His love.

And live to the end he did, smiling through all desperateness and extremity.

Joan was keenly aware of the desperateness of the situation.

The world's condition spells out the desperateness of that need.

The desperateness of my condition was, for a moment, forgotten.

So it was with those people—their desperateness was without an object.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "despairing, hopeless," from Latin desperatus "given up, despaired of," past participle of desperare (see despair (v.)). Sense of "driven to recklessness" is from late 15c.; weakened sense of "having a great desire for" is from 1950s. Related: Desperately.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DESPERATENESS

despondence

nounsadness
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