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Dictionary definition for: Despair

1. (n) a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"

2. (v) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don''t despair--help is on the way!"

3. (n) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

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