Unmotivated students that are the despair of their teachers.
Depression over a lost job is an example of despair.
A husband mourning the loss of his wife is an example of despair.
He turned around in despair, aware that he was not going to survive.
Despaired of reaching shore safely.
Origin of despair
- Middle English despeiren from Old French desperer from Latin dēspērāre dē- de- spērāre to hope spē- in Indo-European roots N., from Middle English despeir from Anglo-Norman from Old French desperer to despair
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman despeir, from Old French desperer.