despairnoun [U]uk /dɪˈspeər/ us /-ˈsper/
- A feeling of despair descended on us as we realized that we were completely lost.
- He was plunged into despair when his wife left him.
- In despair, the theatre director searched everywhere for a new lead actor.
- Over a bottle of wine, we shared our despair over the state of our marriages.
- He sank into deep despair when he lost his job.
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despairverb [I]uk /dɪˈspeər/ us /-ˈsper/