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despairing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despair  \De*spair"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Despaired};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Despairing}.]  [OE.  despeiren  dispeiren  OF 
  desperer  fr  L.  desperare;  de-  +  sperare  to  hope;  akin  to 
  spes  hope,  and  perh.  to  spatium  space,  E.  space,  speed;  cf 
  OF  espeir  hope,  F.  espoir  Cf  {Prosper},  {Desperate}.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despairing  \De*spair"ing\,  a. 
  Feeling  or  expressing  despair;  hopeless.  -- 
  {De*spair"ing*ly},  adv  --  {De*spair"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despairing 
  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}] 




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