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despair

noun [U]  us   /dɪˈspeər/
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]  us   /dɪˈsper, -ˈspær/
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 Arabic يَأس…
in Korean 절망…
in Malaysian putus harapan…
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 Vietnamese thất vọng…
in Spanish desesperar, perder la esperanza…
in Portuguese desespero…
in Thai สิ้นหวัง…
in German verzweifeln…
in Catalan desesperació…
in Japanese 絶望…
in Indonesian putus asa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝望…
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