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despairs, plural;
  1. Lose or be without hope
    • - we should not despair
    • - he was beginning to despair of ever knowing
  1. The complete loss or absence of hope
    • - driven to despair, he throws himself under a train
    • - in despair, I hit the bottle

  1. a state in which all hope is lost or absent; "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"; "courage born of desperation"
  2. abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
  3. the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"
  4. (despairing) 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"
  5. Despair was a technical thrash metal band from Germany, featuring multi-instrumentalist Waldemar Sorychta. ...
  6. Despair is one of the Endless, fictional characters from Neil Gaiman's comic book series, The Sandman.
  7. Despair is a 1978 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Dirk Bogarde, based on the novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov. It was entered into the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.
  8. Despair (Отчаяние (Otchayanie) in Russian) was written by Vladimir Nabokov and originally published as a serial in Sovremennye Zapiski during 1934. It was then published as a book in 1936 and later translated to English by the author in 1937. ...
  9. Despair is the tenth solo record by The Mars Volta Guitarist/Composer Omar Rodríguez-López released by Willie Anderson Recordings. ...
  10. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency; That which is despaired of; To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of; To cause to despair; To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation
  11. To be in despair in dreams, denotes that you will have many and cruel vexations in the working world. To see others in despair, foretells the distress and unhappy position of some relative or friend.
  12. (from NDE) (Latin de + spes: without hope) For existential thinkers, particularly Kierkegaard, despair is one of the most significant human emotions which provides the spur to fruitful thought about the nature of the human condition. ...
  13. The state of having lost or given up hope.
  14. The abandonment of hope in salvation and the forgiveness of sins.
  15. A feeling of complete hopelessness. Complete loss of hope.
  16. The prefix de-, meaning down from, and the verb sperare, to hope for. To despair is to put hope aside.
  17. When our questioning does not get answers, when our bargaining fails and even the ‘freedom’ of faithlessness does little to help us, when jealousy eats our innards, there is nothing to hold on to. We begin to sink into despair. We feel that all is lost, that there is no one for us. ...
  18. He knew if he stopped fighting she would die alone, and he stopped anyway.
  19. the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or troubling situation. To despair: to feel despair.
  20. To be without hope or to lose all hope.
  21. We can only be in the Mind of God, and any other beliefs about ourselves will bring us only despair. These include any illusions of love in special relationships, any satisfactions from idols and fanciful dreams, and any denial of our true Identity as Sons of God. ...
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  23. An organizational climate characterized by low morale.