絶望

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See also: 絕望 and 绝望

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ぜつ
Grade: 5
ぼう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

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Noun[edit]

絶望 (hiragana ぜつぼう, rōmaji zetsubō, historical hiragana ぜつばう)

  1. despair; hopelessness
    • 2007 October 20, Hiroshi, Izawa; Kotaro, Yamada, “ちち [Father and Son]”, in ファイアーエムブレム 覇者の剣 [Fire Emblem: Sword of Champions], volume 5 (fiction, in Japanese), Jump Remix edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-109486-8, page 244:
       () () (りゅう) (よみがえ)らせる (さい) () (かぎ)、それは…「 (ぜつ) (ぼう)
      Shisoryū o yomigaeraseru saigo no kagi, sore wa… “zetsubō
      The last key to resurrecting the First Dragon is… “despair”

Verb[edit]

絶望する (hiragana ぜつぼう, rōmaji zetsubō, historical hiragana ぜつばう)

  1. to despair, to lose hope
    • 1988 July 30, Fujiko F. Fujio, “らいドロボウ [The Future Thief]”, in ひとりぼっちの宇宙戦争 [The One-Man Cosmic War] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 1), volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 16th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-140701-3, page 118:
      あの子が自分のらいぜつぼうしたのはしんがくもんだいからだ。それが今夜ぎゃくてんした。
      Ano ko ga jibun mirai ni zetsubōshita no wa shingaku mondai kara da. Sore ga kon’ya gyakutenshita.
      The boy was frustrated because he couldn’t afford to go to school. That was solved tonight.

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