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despair

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despair

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of despair (Entry 2 of 2)

to lose all hope or confidence
  • we despaired when we saw how little time we had left to complete our project

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The first known use of despair was in the 14th century

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“Despair.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/despair. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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