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noun [uncountable] desperation pronunciation in British English /ˌdespəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. the worry and anger that someone feels because they do not know how to deal with a bad situation

    the desperation felt by most victims of violence

    in desperation:

    In desperation I phoned the hospitals in case there'd been an accident.

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