despair verb definition in Unhappiness topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

despair

 verb: Unhappiness topic
[intransitive] to stop having any hope that a situation will change or improve Don't despair! We'll think of a way out of this. despair of something/somebody I despair of him; he can't keep a job for more than six months. despair of doing something They'd almost despaired of ever having children.