Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To abandon hope; be or become hopeless; often with of.

Part of speech: noun

Utter hopelessness.

Part of speech: noun

That which causes despair or which is despaired of.

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Usage examples "despair":

  1. And so, if we fail, we need not despair. - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.
  2. I had given up in despair seeing you to- day. - "The Sign of Flame", E. Werner.
  3. All that day Keith Macleod was in despair. - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.