English - Vietnamese Dictionary
despair /dis'peə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự thất vọng; nỗi thất vọng, nỗi tuyệt vọng
- to be in despair: tuyệt vọng
- to drive someone to fall into despair: làm ai thất vọng
- nội động từ
- hết hy vọng, thất vọng, tuyệt vọng
- to despair of somemthing: hết hy vọng vào việc
- his life is despaired of: (bệnh tình) anh ấy thật hết hy vọng cứu chữa
+a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly
+the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
+abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
Advanced English Dictionary
1 hopelessness, desperation, discouragement, disheartenment, despondency, dejection, depression, gloom, gloominess, misery, melancholy, wretchedness, distress, miserableness, anguish; resignation:
The despair of the prisoners was evident in their ravaged faces.
2 give up or lose hope; surrender, quit:
We despaired of ever seeing our children again.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [U] the feeling of having lost all hope: She uttered a wordless cry of despair. + A deep sense of despair overwhelmed him. + He gave up the struggle in despair. + One harsh word would send her into the depths of despair. + Eventually, driven to despair, he threw himself under a train.
See also - DESPERATE
Idioms: be the despair of sb to make sb worried or unhappy, because they cannot help: My handwriting was the despair of my teachers.
more at COUNSEL n.
+ verb [V] ~ (of sth/sb)
~ (of doing sth) to stop having any hope that a situation will change or improve: Don't despair! We'll think of a way out of this. + They'd almost despaired of ever having children. + I despair of him; he can't keep a job for more than six months.
black, bleak, deep | complete, total, utter
VERB + DESPAIR
feel | drive sb to
The novel tells the story of a teenager driven to despair by the hypocrisy of the adult world.
Robert shook his head in despair.
| of ~
She let out a cry of despair.
| with ~
He cried out with despair.
| ~ at
I felt despair at being deceived.
the depths of despair
When he became ill he sank to the depths of despair.
| in a moment of despair, a feeling/sense of despair
I was overcome with a feeling of utter despair.
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