English noun: despair
|1.||despair (state) a state in which all hope is lost or absent|
|Samples||In the depths of despair.|
They were rescued from despair at the last minute.
Courage born of desperation.
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|2.||despair (feeling) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well|
|Samples||They moaned in despair and dismay.|
One harsh word would send her into the depths of despair.
|Narrower (hyponym)||discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, hopelessness, pessimism, resignation, surrender|
English verb: despair
|1.||despair (emotion) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart|
|Samples||Don't despair--help is on the way!.|
|Examples||Sam and Sue despair, Sam and Sue despair over the results of the experiment|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP