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Noun: despair  di'spehr
  1. A state in which all hope is lost or absent
    "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute";
    - desperation
     
  2. The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
    "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"
Verb: despair  di'spehr
  1. Abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
    "Don't despair--help is on the way!"

Derived forms: despairing, despaired, despairs

Type of: condition, feeling, status

Antonym: hope

Encyclopedia: Despair, The torn heart