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English noun: despair

1. despair (state) a state in which all hope is lost or absent


SamplesIn the depths of despair.
They were rescued from despair at the last minute.
Courage born of desperation.


Synonymsdesperation


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. despair (feeling) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well


SamplesThey moaned in despair and dismay.
One harsh word would send her into the depths of despair.


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, hopelessness, pessimism, resignation, surrender


Antonymshope


English verb: despair

1. despair (emotion) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart


SamplesDon't despair--help is on the way!.


ExamplesSam and Sue despair, Sam and Sue despair over the results of the experiment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)despond


Antonymshope









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