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despairing

[dih-spair-ing] /dɪˈspɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
given to despair or hopelessness.
2.
indicating despair:
a despairing look.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; despair + -ing2
Related forms
despairingly, adverb
undespairing, adjective
undespairingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. See hopeless.
Antonyms
1. hopeful.
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British Dictionary definitions for despairingly

despairing

/dɪˈspɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
marked by or resulting from despair; hopeless or desperate
Derived Forms
despairingly, adverb
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