Wanhope meaning

Vain hope; delusion.
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(UK dialectal or archaic) Lack of hope; hopelessness; despair.
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Origin of wanhope

  • From Middle English, equivalent to wan- +‎ hope. Cognate with Scots wanhop, wanhope (“wanhope, despair”), West Frisian wanhope (“wanhope, despair”), Dutch wanhoop (“despair”).

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