- 1. despair, desperation, condition, status
- usage: 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"
- 2. despair, feeling
- usage: 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"
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- 1. despair
- usage: abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
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