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 give 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.