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Meaning of “despair” - Learner’s Dictionary

despair

verb [I]     /dɪˈspeər/
to feel that you have no hope: Don't despair - things will improve. [+ of + doing sth] He had begun to despair of ever finding a job.Not hopeful
despairing adjective
Translations of “despair”
in Arabic يَيأس…
in Korean 절망하다…
in Malaysian putus harapan…
in French (se) désespérer (de)…
in Turkish umutsuzluğa/çaresizliğe düşmek…
in Italian disperare, disperarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕望, 失去希望…
in Russian отчаиваться…
in Polish rozpaczać…
in Vietnamese thất vọng…
in Spanish desesperar, perder la esperanza…
in Portuguese desesperar…
in Thai สิ้นหวัง…
in German verzweifeln…
in Catalan desesperar-se, perdre l’esperança…
in Japanese (人)が絶望する…
in Indonesian putus asa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝望, 失去希望…
(Definition of despair verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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