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despair

  

      vb  
1    intr; often foll by: of   to lose or give up hope  
I despair of his coming     
2    tr  
Obsolete   to give up hope of; lose hope in  
      n  
3    total loss of hope  
4    a person or thing that causes hopelessness or for which there is no hope  
     (C14: from Old French despoir hopelessness, from desperer to despair, from Latin desperare, from de- + sperare to hope)  
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despair

  

      vb  
1    despond, give up, lose heart, lose hope  
      n  
2    anguish, dejection, depression, desperation, despondency, disheartenment, gloom, hopelessness, melancholy, misery, wretchedness  
3    burden, cross, hardship, ordeal, pain, trial, tribulation  

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