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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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