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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A loss or abandonment of hope and surrender to misery or dread .

Usage examples (34)
  • One would never sense any desperateness in the world.
  • Joan was keenly aware of the desperateness of the situation.
  • "Keep away!" he warned, as he spread-eagled with acted desperateness.
  • So it was with those people — their desperateness was without an object. for more
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