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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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References in classic literature ?
The Protestant Missions appear to have despaired of reclaiming these islands from heathenism.
Their sister soon despaired of making the smallest impression on them; they were quite untameable by any means of address which she had spirits or time to attempt.
vegetated as it did, more unfortunate, for he had life and thought, and he hoped and despaired by turns.
Turner, of the Hall, is so ill that his life is despaired of.
Now he thought she understood him, and feared; now he was sure she did not, and despaired.
I despaired of ever expressing myself with such aptness or with such fluency.
He did make one or two feeble efforts to take up the work again when the six months had elapsed, but there was always the same coldness - the same want of sympathy on the part of the world to fight against; and, after awhile, he despaired altogether, and advertised the instrument for sale at a great sacrifice - "owner having no further use for same" - and took to learning card tricks instead.