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 despair despair

noun

  • ( ) a state in which all hope is lost or absent  ( despair, desperation )
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
     in the depths of despair
    in the depths of despair
     they were rescued from despair at the last minute
    they were rescued from despair at the last minute
     courage born of desperation
    courage born of desperation
  • ( ) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well  ( despair )
    the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
     they moaned in despair and dismay
    they moaned in despair and dismay
     one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair
    one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair
  • verb

  • ( ) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart  ( despair )
    abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
     Don't despair--help is on the way!
    Don't despair--help is on the way!


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