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Synonyms for despairing
dɪˈspɛər ɪŋde·spair·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despairing, desperateadjective

    arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

    "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 desperate screams"

    Synonyms:
    heroic, do-or-die(a), desperate, dire

    Antonyms:
    hopeful

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  1. List of paraphrases for "despairing":

    desperate, hopeless

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How to use despairing in a sentence?

  1. Søren Kierkegaard:

    Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.

  2. Albert Camus:

    If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.


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