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1. despairing

adjective. ['dɪˈspɛrɪŋ'] arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope.

Synonyms

  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • cowardly
  • irresolute

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • despair (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Despairing

  • unsparing
  • red-herring
  • overbearing
  • declaring
  • comparing
  • uncaring
  • squaring
  • repairing
  • preparing
  • impairing
  • swearing
  • staring
  • sparing
  • snaring
  • scaring
  • glaring
  • flaring
  • blaring
  • zeringue
  • zehring
  • zaring
  • wearing
  • waring
  • wareing
  • tearing
  • sharing
  • schering
  • paring
  • nehring
  • mehring

Example sentences of the word despairing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
It’s worth not despairing, even if things are hard now.

Quotes containing the word despairing


1. First, I thought, almost despairing,This must crush my spirit now;Yet I bore it, and am bearing-Only do not ask me how.
- Heinrich Heine

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