Loading...

Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

American Dictionary
OF THE
English Language

Dictionary Search

Despair

DESPAIR, noun

1. Hopelessness; a hopeless state; a destitution of hope or expectation.

We are perplexed, but not in despair 2 Corinthians 4:8.

All safety in despair of safety placed.

2. That which causes despair; that of which there is no hope.

The mere despair of surgery, he cures.

3. Loss of hope in the mercy of God.

DESPAIR, verb intransitive [Latin To hope.] To be without hope; to hive up all hope or expectation; followed by of.

We despaired even of life. 2 Corinthians 1:8.

Never despair of Gods blessings here, or of his reward hereafter.