Acorn vs Despair - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between acorn and despair

is that acorn is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while despair is loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.

As a verb despair is

(obsolete) to give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.

acorn

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  • (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  • (zoology) See acorn-shell .
  • (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  • Derived terms

    * acorn cup * acorn nut * acorn squash * eggcorn * ride a horse foaled by an acorn

    Holonyms

    * (fruit of an oak) oak

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Anagrams

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    despair

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
  • * Milton
  • I would not despair the greatest design that could be attempted.
  • (obsolete) To cause to despair.
  • To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.
  • * Bible, 2 Corinthians i. 8
  • We despaired even of life.

    Noun

  • Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
  • He turned around in despair , aware that he was not going to survive
  • That which is despaired of.
  • Synonyms

    * desperation * despondency * hopelessness

    Anagrams

    * aspired * diapers * praised