Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

desperation

noun
     
des‧per‧a‧tion [uncountable]
the state of being desperate:
a look of desperation
in/out of desperation
She resorted to stealing food out of desperation.
In desperation, we had to borrow the money.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary