|1.||[ noun ] a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly|
"they were rescued from despair at the last minute"
|2.||[ noun ] the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well|
|Related terms:||hope feeling discouragement pessimism resignation hopelessness|
|3.||[ verb ] abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart|
"Don't despair--help is on the way!"
|Related terms:||hope despond|