despairful

despairful

(dɪˈspɛərfʊl)
adj
literary full of despair; hopeless; despairing
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It may be that, as we've been left demented and despairful by Brexit, he's been the urgently-required comedy interlude.
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....
According to Kierkegaard, man is in despair, which he may not recognize, because he is always critically "sick unto death." 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.