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Meaning of WANHOPE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wan"hope`\, n. [AS. wan, won, deficient, wanting + hopa
hope: cf. D. wanhoop. ????. See {Wane}, and {Hope}.]
Want of hope; despair; also, faint or delusive hope;
delusion. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. ``Wanhope and distress.''
--Chaucer.

 

 

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