dispair

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ pair

Verb[edit]

dispair (third-person singular simple present dispairs, present participle dispairing, simple past and past participle dispaired)

  1. (transitive) To separate (a pair).
    I have [] dispaired two doves. — Beaumont and Fletcher.

Usage notes[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.