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despair

see definition of despair
  • noundepression, hopelessness
  • verbgive up hope
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Synonyms for despair

noun depression, hopelessness
  • anguish
  • desperation
  • despondency
  • discouragement
  • gloom
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • pain
  • sorrow
  • dejection
  • disheartenment
  • forlornness
  • ordeal
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • wretchedness
  • dashed hopes

Antonyms for despair

  • cheer
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • encouragement
  • happiness
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • peace
  • cheerfulness
  • confidence
  • faith
  • hopefulness
  • joyfulness
  • trust
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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noun. cause of misery

blue devils

noun. depression
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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