, n. [Cf. OF. despoir, fr. desperer.] 1. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
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We in dark dreams are tossing to and fro,
Pine with regret, or sicken with despair.
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Before he [Bunyan] was ten, his sports were interrupted by fits of remorse and despair.
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2. That which is despaired of. "The mere despair of surgery he cures." Shak.

Syn. -- Desperation; despondency; hopelessness.
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