Noun(1) a state in which all hope is lost or absent(2) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
Verb(1) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
(1) We despair for the future of the world.(2) he was beginning to despair of ever knowing(3) In her wake, the chaos of despair is overwhelming.(4) we should not despair(5) The disruption caused to the hall, added to the cost of replacing the windows has left local people in despair .(6) Jocelyn fought back tears; she could not stand to see such despair filling his eyes.(7) A wave of despair washed over him, taking away all of his heated frustration.(8) Meanwhile I continue to despair for the future of this city.(9) The despair in her eyes made her seem older than she actually was.(10) they drove me to despair(11) I fell into despair(12) he was in despair(13) Admittedly, these flights each followed bouts of suicidal despair .(14) a voice full of self-hatred and despair(15) in despair , I hit the bottle(16) Their lack of determination is thought to be something like the despair felt by human sufferers of depression.
(1) in despair :: In wanhoop
3. discouragement ::
4. desperation ::
5. distress ::
6. anguish ::
8. despondency ::
9. depression ::
11. melancholy ::
12. misery ::
14. defeatism ::
15. pessimism ::
16. lose hope ::
17. abandon hope ::
18. give up ::
19. lose heart ::
20. lose faith ::
21. be discouraged ::
22. be despondent ::
23. be demoralized ::
24. resign oneself ::
25. be pessimistic ::
despair, despaired, despairing, despairs
Word Example from TV Shows
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Really touch on the fear
Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 4
Not much between DESPAIR and ecstasy
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 14
So you're saying, if in the depths of DESPAIR
she throws herself at you...
The Big Bang Theory Season 1, Episode 17
You mustn't DESPAIR.
Your claim is true. You will be victorious.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 5
Don't DESPAIR, Ser Davos.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 1
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