AskDefine | Define despairing

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despairing adj : 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" [syn: desperate]

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English

Adjective

  1. Feeling, expressing, or caused by despair; hopeless.

Verb

despairing
  1. present participle of despair
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