- (transitive, obsolete) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
- I would not despair the greatest design that could be attempted.
- (transitive, obsolete) To cause to despair.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Williams to this entry?)
- (intransitive, often with “of”) To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.
to despair of
to cause to despair
to be hopeless
- Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
- He turned around in despair, aware that he was not going to survive
- That which is despaired of.
loss of hope