how to pronounce desperation


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the above transcription of desperation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

desperation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of desperation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… thing like with a desperation and my …”

meanings of desperation


  1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
  2. A state of despair, or utter hopelessness; abandonment of hope.
  3. Reckless fury.

desperation frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word desperation occurs in english on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics desperation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that desperation can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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