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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·per·a·tion /ˌdɛspəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·per·a·tion n.
 1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
    This desperation of success chills all our industry.   --Hammond.
 2. A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
    In the desperation of the moment, the officers even tried to cut their way through with their swords.   --W. Irving.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out
           badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last
           minute" [syn: despair]
      2: desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"