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We found 41 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word despair:
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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. despair: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]
  2. despair: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  3. despair: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  4. despair: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  5. despair: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  6. despair: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Despair: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  8. despair: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  9. despair: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  10. despair: Rhymezone [home, info]
  11. despair: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  12. Despair: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. despair: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  14. Despair, Despair (sculpture), Despair (novel), Despair (film), Despair (emotion), Despair (disambiguation), Despair (band), Despair (DC Comics): Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  15. despair: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. despair: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. despair: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  18. despair, Despair: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  19. despair: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  20. despair: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  21. despair: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  22. despair: Wiktionary [home, info]
  23. despair: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  24. despair, Despair: Wordnik [home, info]
  25. despair, despair: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  26. despair: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  27. despair: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  28. despair: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  29. despair: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  30. despair: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. despair: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Despair: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. despair: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. despair: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. despair: Idioms [home, info]
  2. Despair: Brilliant Dream Dictionary [home, info]
  3. despair: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Despair: Catholic Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Despair: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (despair)

noun:  the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
noun:  a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly ("They were rescued from despair at the last minute")
verb:  abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart ("Don't despair--help is on the way!")

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Phrases that include despair:   been the despair, being the despair, was the despair, despair of, be the despair of sb, more...

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