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despair

noun [U]  /dɪˈspeər/ us  
a feeling of being without hope or of not being able to improve a situation: A few sad moments doesn’t imply feelings of despair. She flung up her arms in despair and wailed.

despair

verb [I]  /dɪˈsper, -ˈspær/ us  
to lose hope or be without hope: Don’t despair – things will improve. He began to despair of ever finding a job.
Translations of “despair”
in Korean 절망…
in Arabic يَأس…
in French (se) désespérer (de)…
in Turkish umutsuzluk, çaresizlik…
in Italian disperazione, sconforto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕望…
in Russian отчаяние…
in Polish rozpacz…
in Spanish desesperar, perder la esperanza…
in Portuguese desespero…
in German verzweifeln…
in Catalan desesperació…
in Japanese 絶望…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝望…
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