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despair

 
Noun despair has 2 senses
  1. despair, desperation - a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"
    --1 is a kind of condition, status
    Derived form: verb despair1
  2. despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
    --2 is a kind of
    feeling
    Antonyms: hope
    --2 has particulars:
     hopelessness; resignation, surrender; discouragement, disheartenment, dismay; pessimism
    Derived form: verb despair1
Verb despair has 1 sense
  1. despair - abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
    Antonyms:
    hope
    Derived forms: noun despair2, noun despair1, noun desperation1, noun desperate1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue despair
    Sam and Sue despair over the results of the experiment
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