despairful

despairful

(dɪˈspɛərfʊl)
adj
literary full of despair; hopeless; despairing
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The string concords proceed implacably on their way, however; so the Fighting Answerers get increasingly distraught, bumping into one another in polytonal, polyrhythmic chaos until they end in despairful mockery of the trumpet's phrases.
For a spirit in such a condition, death is no escape; the sickness is "unto death" precisely because it is a despairful longing for death, not for extinction alone, but for the experience of not being the self that one is.