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de·spair

despair

 
 
pronunciation:
dih speIr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the complete lack of hope.
I am in despair over our lost puppy.
 
synonyms:
hopelessness
antonyms:
hope
similar words:
dismay, resignation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: despairs, despairing, despaired
definition: to lose all hope (often followed by "of").
They despaired of ever finding their way home.
similar words:
surrender, yield