1. despair

noun. ['dɪˈspɛr'] a state in which all hope is lost or absent.


  • desperation
  • status


  • liking
  • calmness
  • concern

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Rhymes with Despair

  • pitiesalpetriere
  • multimillionaire
  • euromobiliare
  • concessionaire
  • questionnaire
  • doctrinaire
  • trosclair
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • st_claire
  • st_clair
  • stclair
  • montclair
  • millionaire
  • microware
  • maxicare
  • laterriere
  • larosiere
  • icelandair
  • frontiere
  • foursquare
  • disrepair
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
  • almaguer
  • whitehair
  • solitaire
  • sinclair
  • praxair
  • nationair

How do you pronounce despair?

Pronounce despair as dɪˈspɛr.

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How do you spell despair? Is it dispair ?

A common misspelling of despair is dispair

Sentences with despair

1. Verb, base form
If you find you're desperate for additional help, don't despair.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If your child’s other parent has not paid child support, you have options other than despair.

Quotes about despair

1. Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

2. But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot

3. Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
- Rick Warren

2. despair

noun. ['dɪˈspɛr'] the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well.


  • feeling
  • pessimism
  • discouragement
  • hopelessness
  • surrender
  • resignation
  • dismay


  • optimism
  • hope
  • encouragement
  • sadness

3. despair

verb. ['dɪˈspɛr'] abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart.


  • pleasure