Associations to the word «Despair»


DESPAIR, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
DESPAIR, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cause to despair.
DESPAIR, verb. (intransitive) (often with “of”) To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.
DESPAIR, noun. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
DESPAIR, noun. That which is despaired of.

Dictionary definition

DESPAIR, noun. A state in which all hope is lost or absent; "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"; "courage born of desperation".
DESPAIR, noun. The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair".
DESPAIR, verb. Abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!".

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