|v. i.||1.||To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; - often with of.|
|v. t.||1.||To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.|
|2.||To cause to despair.|
|n.||1.||Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.|
|2.||That which is despaired of.|
|Noun||1.||despair - a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"|
|2.||despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well|
hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
|Verb||1.||despair - abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"|
hope - be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"