Definition for DE-SPAIR'

DE-SPAIR', n. [Fr. desespoir. See the Verb.]

  1. Hopelessness; a hopeless state; a destitution of hope or expectation. We are perplexed, but not in despair. – 2 Cor. iv. All safety in despair of safety placed. Denham.
  2. That which causes despair; that of which there is no hope. The mere despair of surgery, he cures. – Shak.
  3. Loss of hope in the mercy of God. Sprat.

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