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1 noun
deā€§spair1 [uncountable]
1 a feeling that you have no hope at all
in despair
She killed herself in despair.
the depths of despair (=very strong feelings of despair)
The noise from the neighbours used to drive him to despair.
to the despair of somebody
To the despair of the workers, the company announced the closure of the factory.

be the despair of somebody

old-fashioned to make someone feel very worried, upset, or unhappy:
She is the despair of her teachers.

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