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English definition of “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.


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.
(Definition of despair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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