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Synonyms for despair

lose hope

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  • lose hope
  • give up
  • be discouraged
  • be pessimistic
  • lose heart
  • be despondent
  • be dejected
  • be demoralized
  • resign yourself
  • look on the black side

Synonyms for despair

Synonyms for despair

a state in which all hope is lost or absent

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the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

abandon hope

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There have been times when I've despaired and I've lost hope, and yet an answer does come.
Bartov's sympathies clearly lie with some of those who despaired the most about the impossibility of explaining the Holocaust and by implication, the fear that it could be repeated.
He being blinded with the illusion of the devil, had so strongly conceived in his mind this imagination, that by no exhortation, no consolation, no promises of God, could he be brought from it; whereupon he despaired and so miserably destroyed himself" (CG, 146).