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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spair v. i. [imp. & p. p. Despaired p. pr. & vb. n. Despairing.]  To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of.
    We despaired even of life.   --2 Cor. i. 8.
    Never despair of God's blessings here.   --Wake.
 Syn: -- See Despond.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spair·ing, a. Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless. -- De*spair*ing*ly, adv. -- De*spair*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a
            despairing view of the world situation"; "the last
            despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a
            desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as if
            at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams"
            [syn: desperate]