despairful

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From despair +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

despairful (comparative more despairful, superlative most despairful)

  1. Characterised by despair; hopeless.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.xii:
      wretches, whose vnhappie cace, / After lost credite and consumed thrift, / At last them driuen hath to this despairefull drift.