despairing


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de·spair·ing

 (dĭ-spâr′ĭng)
adj.
Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless: a despairing view of world politics.

de·spair′ing·ly adv.

despairing

(dɪˈspɛərɪŋ)
adj
marked by or resulting from despair; hopeless or desperate
desˈpairingly adv

de•spair•ing

(dɪˈspɛər ɪŋ)

adj.
subject to or indicating despair or hopelessness: a despairing look.
[1585–95]
de•spair′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.despairing - arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a despairing view of the world situation"; "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams"
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

despairing

despairing

adjective
Having lost all hope:
Translations
resignado

despairing

[dɪsˈpɛərɪŋ] ADJ [look, sigh] → de desesperación; [parent, sufferer] → desesperado

despairing

adj, despairingly
advverzweifelt

despairing

[dɪsˈpɛərɪŋ] adjdisperato/a
References in classic literature ?
Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with interest.
Yulka,' he said in a low, despairing voice, `Yulka; my Antonia
A single, wild, despairing shriek rose from the cavern, and all was hushed again as the grave.
Despairing of him, therefore, I determined to go to bed and to sleep; and no doubt, before a great while, he would follow me.
Ona was with child again now, and it was a dreadful thing to contemplate; even Jurgis, dumb and despairing as he was, could not but understand that yet other agonies were on the way, and shudder at the thought of them.
The magic of the real presence of distress,--the imploring human eye, the frail, trembling human hand, the despairing appeal of helpless agony,--these he had never tried.