DESPAIR, n.1. Hopelessness; a hopeless state; a destitution of hope or expectation.We are perplexed, but not in despair. 2 Cor. 4.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, v.i. [L. To hope.] To be without hope; to hive up all hope or expectation; followed by of.We despaired even of life. 2 Cor. 1.Never despair of Gods blessings here, or of his reward hereafter.