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desperation

 
Noun desperation has 2 senses
  1. despair, desperation - a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"
    --1 is a kind of condition, status
    Derived form: verb despair1
  2. desperation - desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"
    --2 is a kind of
    recklessness, foolhardiness, rashness
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