undespairing

despairing

[dih-spair-ing]
adjective
1.
given to despair or hopelessness.
2.
indicating despair: a despairing look.

Origin:
1585–95; despair + -ing2

despairingly, adverb
undespairing, adjective
undespairingly, adverb


1. See hopeless.


1. hopeful.
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despairing (dɪˈspɛərɪŋ)
 
adj
marked by or resulting from despair; hopeless or desperate
 
des'pairingly
 
adv

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despair
early 14c., from O.Fr. desperer "lose hope, despair," from L. desperare "to despair," from de- "without" + sperare "to hope," from spes "hope" (see speed). Noun replaced native wanhope. Related: Despairingly.
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