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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Despair \De*spair"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Despaired; p. pr. & vb. n. Despairing.] [OE. despeiren, dispeiren, OF. desperer, fr. L. desperare; de- + sperare to hope; akin to spes hope, and perh. to spatium space, E. space, speed; cf. OF. espeir hope, F. espoir. Cf. Prosper, Desperate.] To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of. [1913 Webster] We despaired even of life. --2 Cor. i. 8. [1913 Webster] Never despair of God's blessings here. --Wake. Syn: See Despond. [1913 Webster]