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Definitions of despair:
  • noun:   the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
  • noun:   a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly
    Example: "They were rescued from despair at the last minute"
  • verb:   abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
    Example: "Don't despair--help is on the way!"

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