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Definition of Despair

Despair

  1. To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of.
  2. To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
  3. To cause to despair.
  4. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
  5. That which is despaired of.

Despair Quotations

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Yehuda Berg

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
Rick Warren

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.
Jack Layton

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Robert Frank
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Despair Translations

despair in Danish is fortvivle, fortvivlelse
despair in Dutch is vertwijfelen, wanhopen
despair in German is verzweifeln, verzweifeln, Verzweifelung
despair in Italian is disperare, disperazione
despair in Latin is despero
despair in Norwegian is fortvile, fortvilelse
despair in Portuguese is desespero
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