despair

The Correct spelling is: despair

Common misspellings of the word despair are:

How do you spell despair?. It is not dispair

  • intr.v., -spaired, -spair·ing, -spairs.
    1. To lose all hope: despaired of reaching shore safely.
    2. To be overcome by a sense of futility or defeat.
    n.
    1. Complete loss of hope.
    2. One despaired of or causing despair: unmotivated students that are the despair of their teachers.

    [Middle English despeiren, from Old French desperer, from Latin dēspērāre : dē-, de- + spērāre, to hope. N., from Middle English despeir, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French desperer, to despair.]


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