Synonyms for despair
- dashed hopes
Antonyms for despair
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESPAIR
He wears the look of one who is gnawed with envy, and he heaves the sigh of despair.
He was seized with fear for what he might do in his despair.
Hope looked round in despair, then glanced at her own disordered garments.
True, we have come far from the days of stagnation and despair.
All the despair in Dick's face, though it wrung his heart, could not move him.
Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
There was anguish in the cry torn from the girl's throat in the sudden access of despair.
The unfortunate victim of the law came perilously close to despair then.
And of these periods of despair he was always heartily ashamed the next day.
But into his loneliness and despair the girl had came like a ray of light.
early 14c., from stem of Old French desperer "be dismayed, lose hope, despair," from Latin desperare "to despair, to lose all hope," from de- "without" + sperare "to hope," from spes "hope" (see speed). Related: Despaired; despairing; despairingly.