Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "despaired" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of despair. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "despaired" in a sentence
  • "Thereupon Shams al-Din despaired of finding his brother and said, Indeed I went beyond all bounds in what I said to him with reference to the marriage of our children."
  • "Another colleague told Time that Ann once "despaired" of her son ever having a social conscience, a fear that was put to rest when he became a community organizer in Chicago."
  • "Actually, in the scientific community now, a lot of them have kind of despaired of ever being able to stop it at a doubled world."