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Moise’s death is the culmination of years of lawlessness, frustration, and hopelessness in Haiti.

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Feelings of hopelessness, anger, and depression, he found, were common.

More than a third of high school students in the United States experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009.

“We share the fury, sadness and sense of hopelessness expressed by so many,” Neufeldt and Kemnitz wrote in the letter.

The third, the Beck Depression Inventory, is a 21-question survey that asks subjects to rate feelings like sadness, hopelessness, self-criticism and self-loathing on a zero to three scale.

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Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.

When I asked why he stayed as long as he did, James said hopelessness kept him hooked.

Future urbanization does not need to pose a choice between rural hopelessness and urban despair.

Some express a feeling of hopelessness and that their intractable sadness will never abate.

When the talks crashed, it created a sense of hopelessness that contributed to the environment in which the violence took place.

And so step by step the devil thrust him into desperation, and strove thereby to clinch the hopelessness of his estate.

It was one of the questions which arise out of great abysses from men who in their hopelessness still long for heaven.

Barrington's anger was quickly absorbed in the realization of the utter hopelessness of his position.

And as if in answer to their thoughts, the operator straightened, with a little gesture of hopelessness.

One listening could well believe the hopelessness of trying to make one of these girls marry against her will.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hopelessness, such as: anguish, desperation, despondency, discouragement, gloom, and melancholy.

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