Complete Definition of "despair"

English

Pronunciation
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Verb
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#transitive To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of (obsolete).
#transitive|obsolete To cause to despair.
#intransitive|often with âofâ To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.

Translations

trans-top|to despair of
Hebrew: ××ת×××ש (lehitiaesh)
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trans-top|to cause to despair
Hebrew: ××××ש (leiaesh)
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trans-top|to be hopeless
Czech: zoufat
Dutch: wanhopen
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Noun
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  1. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.

#:He turned around in despair, aware that he was not going to survive

  1. That which is despaired of.

Translations
trans-top|despair
Chinese: ç»æ (jue wang)
Czech: zoufalství n
Finnish: epätoivo
Hebrew: ××××ש (ye'ush) m
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Portuguese: desespero
Spanish: desespero
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Synonyms
desperation
despondency
hopelessness

Anagrams
praised
diapers
aspired

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