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Definition of "desperateness" []

  • The state or quality of being desperate. (noun)

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Use "desperateness" in a sentence
  • "That relationship might explain why prior to the election Mr. Ritchie waved off evidence of thousands of irregularities on Minnesota voter rolls, claiming that accusations of fraud were nothing more than "desperateness" from Republicans."
  • "It was a strange feeling to have come upon her so suddenly, and there was a strange kind of desperateness in its startling strength."
  • "The manifold torment of the psychologist who has discovered this ruination, who discovers once, and then discovers ALMOST repeatedly throughout all history, this universal inner "desperateness" of higher men, this eternal "too late!" in every sense -- may perhaps one day be the cause of his turning with bitterness against his own lot, and of his making an attempt at self-destruction -- of his"