Despairing

  • 1 despairing — despairing; un·despairing; …

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  • 2 Despairing — De*spair ing, a. Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless. {De*spair ing*ly}, adv. {De*spair ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 despairing — index despondent, disconsolate, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 despairing — adj hopeless, desperate, *despondent, forlorn Analogous words: melancholy, *me!anchoIic, atrabilious: pessimistic, misanthropic, *cynical: depressed, weighed down (see DEPRESS) Antonyms: hopeful Contrasted words: optimistic, roseate, rose colored …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 despairing — [adj] upset, despondent anxious, at end of one’s rope*, blue, brokenhearted, can’t win*, cynical, dejected, depressed, desperate, disconsolate, downcast, forlorn, frantic, griefstricken, hopeless, inconsolable, in pain*, in the dumps*, in the… …

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  • 6 despairing — [di sper′iŋ] adj. feeling or showing despair; hopeless SYN. HOPELESS despairingly adv …

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  • 7 despairing — de|spair|ing [dıˈspeərıŋ US ˈsper ] adj showing a feeling that you have no hope at all despairing cry/look/sigh etc ▪ She gave me a last despairing look. >despairingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 despairing — adjective arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope (Freq. 3) a despairing view of the world situation the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal a desperate cry for help helpless and desperate as if at the end of his tether her… …

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  • 9 Despairing — Despair De*spair , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Despaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despairing}.] [OE. despeiren, dispeiren, OF. desperer, fr. L. desperare; de + sperare to hope; akin to spes hope, and perh. to spatium space, E. space, speed; cf. OF. espeir… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 despairing — despairingly, adv. /di spair ing/, adj. 1. given to despair or hopelessness. 2. indicating despair: a despairing look. [1585 95; DESPAIR + ING2] Syn. 1. See hopeless. Ant. 1. hopeful. * * * …

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  • 11 despairing — adjective showing a feeling of despair: He raised his eyes in a despairing gesture. despairingly adverb: Don was shaking his head despairingly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 despairing — adjective a despairing look came over his face Syn: hopeless, in despair, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, gloomy, miserable, wretched, desolate, inconsolable; disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, devastated, suicidal; defeatist …

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  • 13 despairing — de•spair•ing [[t]dɪˈspɛər ɪŋ[/t]] adj. subject to or indicating despair or hopelessness: a despairing look[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 de•spair′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 despairing — adjective Date: 1589 given to, arising from, or marked by despair ; devoid of hope Synonyms: see despondent • despairingly adverb …

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  • 15 despairing — adjective Feeling, expressing, or caused by despair; hopeless …

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  • 16 despairing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hopeless, despondent, miserable; see hopeless 1 , sad 1 . See Synonym Study at hopeless . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having lost all hope: desperate, despondent, forlorn, hopeless. See HOPE …

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  • 17 despairing — de|spair|ing [ dı sperıŋ ] adjective feeling that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it ╾ de|spair|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 despairing — de spair·ing || eÉ™rɪŋ adj. hopeless, despondent de·spair || dɪ speÉ™ n. hopelessness, loss of hope v. lose hope, be without hope …

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  • 19 despairing — adj 1. despondent, disconsolate, inconsolable, comfortless, suicidal; dejected, depressed, melancholy, forlorn, downcast, Inf. down; wretched, miserable, broken hearted, heartbroken; grieving, sorrowing, lamenting; grief stricken, cheerless, sad; …

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  • 20 despairing — UK [dɪˈspeərɪŋ] / US [dɪˈsperɪŋ] adjective feeling that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it Derived word: despairingly adverb …

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