Translation of despair in Spanish:


desesperación, n.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɛː//dəˈspɛr/


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    desesperación feminine
    she was in despair estaba desesperada
    • the children drive me to despair los niños me vuelven loca / me sacan de quicio
    • to be the despair of sb
    • he was the despair of his teachers volvía locos / sacaba de quicio a los maestros
    • All her efforts had been fruitless, but there was no despair on her face.
    • Admittedly, these flights each followed bouts of suicidal despair.
    • The disruption caused to the hall, added to the cost of replacing the windows has left local people in despair.
    • Their lack of determination is thought to be something like the despair felt by human sufferers of depression.
    • She also saw Hazel standing there, worry and despair on her face.
    • The thought brought me to deep despair and the future looked bleak indeed.
    • Darren caught the two of us looking over and shook her head in mock despair.
    • A feeling of total despair washes over me.
    • In her wake, the chaos of despair is overwhelming.
    • He says every morning he begins his work with hope, and every evening he ends in despair.
    • On the screen the girl turned, despair etched in the taut lines of her scream.
    • Hurt mixed with confusion and a hint of despair filled those eyes.
    • The despair in her eyes made her seem older than she actually was.
    • Jocelyn fought back tears; she could not stand to see such despair filling his eyes.
    • He lived for another 23 years but many of those were spent in despair and disappointment.
    • As if in pain, as if in despair, everyone felt the sadness and everyone felt fear as well.
    • They all had deep despair etched on their faces.
    • Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
    • Her husband leaned on the doorframe and shook his head in mock despair.
    • A wave of despair washed over him, taking away all of his heated frustration.

intransitive verb

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    perder las esperanzas
    don't despair ¡ánimo! informal
    • to despair of sth/ -ing
    • to despair of sb
    • she despaired of ever seeing her family again perdió las esperanzas de volver a ver a su familia
    • the doctors had despaired of her los médicos habían perdido las esperanzas de salvarla
    • honestly, I despair of you! ¡francamente, eres un caso perdido!