self-de·​spair ˌself-di-ˈsper How to pronounce self-despair (audio)
: despair of oneself : hopelessness

Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-despair was in 1652

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“Self-despair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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