despair

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈspɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈspɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di spâr)


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Sense: Noun: feeling of hopelessness
Synonyms:
hopelessness, desperation, depression , discouragement, gloom , misery , dismay , gloominess, dejection, despondence, despondency, sadness , melancholy, anguish , sorrow , heavy heart, demoralization, demoralisation (UK), mourning , the blues (slang), woe
Sense: Verb: lose hope
Synonyms:
give up, lose heart, lose hope, lose all hope, abandon hope, abandon all hope, give up hope, give up all hope, resign yourself, be discouraged, throw in the towel (informal), hit rock bottom (informal)

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