unhope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, equivalent to un- +‎ hope.

Noun[edit]

unhope (uncountable)

  1. Absence or lack of hope; hopelessness; despair.
    • 1902, Thomas Hardy, In Tenebris I:
      Black is night's cope;
      But death will not appal
      One who, past doubtings all
      Waits in unhope.

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