Wanhope 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. [1913 Webster]

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