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Synonyms for desperation

Synonyms for desperation

Synonyms for desperation

a state in which all hope is lost or absent


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desperate recklessness

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Here, crouching and cowering be- hind some trees, the men clung with desperation, as if threatened by a wave.
In the desperation of her feelings, she resolved on one effort more, and, turning to Elizabeth, said:
she cried at length, in desperation, her large eyes staring at him like those of a wild animal.
The yellow men, cornered between two enemies, fought with the desperation that utter hopelessness often induces.
The wind, which had been scarcely perceptible, seemed still to diminish, and the doctor in perfect desperation descended toward the ground, and all three of the travellers, whom the incident just recorded had, for a few moments, diverted from their anxieties, relapsed into gloomy meditation, sweltering the while beneath the scorching heat.
I changed my mind: it was not liquor that had driven him to this obvious desperation.
In desperation Philip clenched his fist and hit the boy who tormented him, but he was at a disadvantage, and the boy seized his arm.
I am quite of your opinion," replied Nicholas, flaming up, turning his plate round and moving his wineglasses about with as much decision and desperation as though he were at that moment facing some great danger.
Now," she said suddenly, with a sort of desperation, rising from her chair and seeming to command Rodney to fulfil his part.
He may have done this on his own initiative, but it is also quite possible that in her desperation she urged him to it; he certainly implied that she had taken to book-writing because it must be easy if I could do it.
All its efforts to rid itself of the tiger seemed futile, until in desperation it threw itself upon the ground, rolling over and over.
After waiting a week, two weeks, and half a week longer, desperation conquered diffidence, and he wrote to the editor of THE BILLOW, suggesting that possibly through some negligence of the business manager his little account had been overlooked.
In his desperation, Daughtry hit upon an idea with which to get another schooner of steam beer.
I broke away from him, with a desperation which not even his resolution could resist.
I remember, rather indistinctly, that in my desperation and delirium I sprang out into the open and began firing my repeating rifle without seeing anybody to fire at.