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.