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synonyms for despairing

  • grief-stricken
  • melancholic
  • melancholy
  • pessimistic
  • suicidal
  • blue
  • dejected
  • depressed
  • oppressed
  • sunk
  • anxious
  • at end of one's rope
  • brokenhearted
  • can't win
  • cynical
  • desperate
  • disconsolate
  • downcast
  • forlorn
  • frantic
  • hopeless
  • in pain
  • in the dumps
  • in the pits
  • in the soup
  • inconsolable
  • miserable
  • no-win
  • not a prayer
  • sad
  • shot down
  • strabilious
  • weighed down
  • wretched
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antonyms for despairing

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  • cheerful
  • encouraged
  • happy
  • joyous
  • confident
  • expectant
  • hopeful
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How to use despairing in a sentence

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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He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
On landing, the old prince, trembling from top to toe, with despairing glance clutched the arm of the Governor for protection.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
When she could hold a pen in her hand, she sent a despairing letter to Madame Valmonde.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
His art brings rest and tranquillity to the wearied and despairing, and she did not speak again until they had reached the house.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Being to leeward, they could hear despairing cries distinctly, and four or five human beings were seen clinging to the side.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
This acknowledgment, which might pass for the despairing cry of an innocent man, made his interrogator stare.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
So might a despairing soul beat against the gates of hell and summon the devil to single combat.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
The last word was accompanied with such an outburst of despairing sobs that Frederick turned pale and trembled from head to foot.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Suddenly a shriek of agony, louder and more despairing than the former, was heard a short distance off.
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPAIRING

  • crestfallen
  • crushed
  • desolate
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • disappointed
  • disconsolate
  • grief-stricken
  • grieved
  • heartbroken
  • heartsick
  • heartsore
  • inconsolable
  • miserable
  • mournful
  • sorrowful
  • wretched
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