- 1. despair
- usage: abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
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- 1. despairing, desperate, hopeless (vs. hopeful)
- usage: arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a despairing view of the world situation"; "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams"
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