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Though it doesn’t wrap up with anything close to a happy ending, it’s more galvanizing than it is despairing.

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His disturbing images are what despairing victims and survivors in Liberia hoped the world would see.

We were too tired to resist this outrage, but shuffled down the street, silent and despairing.

Despairing about the length and frequency of the many fashion weeks has become a tired refrain.

Despairing, Brody picks up the syringe the doctor has left for him—and injects the heroin the doctor left alongside it.

Despairing, he is consoled by an elder statesman of his party.

He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.

On landing, the old prince, trembling from top to toe, with despairing glance clutched the arm of the Governor for protection.

When she could hold a pen in her hand, she sent a despairing letter to Madame Valmonde.

His art brings rest and tranquillity to the wearied and despairing, and she did not speak again until they had reached the house.

Being to leeward, they could hear despairing cries distinctly, and four or five human beings were seen clinging to the side.

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On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to despairing, such as: grief-stricken, melancholic, melancholy, pessimistic, suicidal, and blue.

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