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Meaning & Definition of Despair in English

English

Despair

/dɪspɛr/

noun

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"
  • "Courage born of desperation"
    synonym:
  • despair
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • despair

verb

1. Abandon hope

  • Give up hope
  • Lose heart
  • "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
    synonym:
  • despair

Examples of using

Law is born from despair of human nature.
He came home in despair.
He gave up the attempt in despair.