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Definition 1: the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where despair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they moaned in despair and dismay
  • one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair

(despair is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of despair ) the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success

(... is a kind of despair ) acceptance of despair

(... is a kind of despair ) the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

(... is a kind of despair ) the feeling that things will turn out badly

Definition 2: a state in which all hope is lost or absent - [noun denoting state]

Samples where despair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the depths of despair
  • they were rescued from despair at the last minute
  • courage born of desperation

Synonyms for despair in the sense of this definition

(despair is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

Definition 3: abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart - [verb of emotion]

Samples where despair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't despair--help is on the way!

(... is a kind of despair ) lose confidence or hope; become dejected

"The supporters of the Presidential candidate desponded when they learned the early results of the election"

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