desperation etymology

English word desperation comes from Latin desperatio (Desperation. Foolhardiness. Hopelessness, despair.)

Detailed word origin of desperation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
desperatio Latin (lat) Desperation. Foolhardiness. Hopelessness, despair.
desperation Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
desperation English (eng) A state of despair, or utter hopelessness; abandonment of hope. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.. Reckless fury.