Definition of despairing in English:


Syllabification: des·pair·ing
Pronunciation: /diˈspe(ə)riNG


  • Showing the loss of all hope: he gave a despairing little shrug
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    • Charlie collapsed in a chair, giving a despairing little sigh.
    • She gave no answer to my reproaches, save to gaze at me with a sort of wild, despairing look in her eyes.
    • About three of their forwards scrambled the ball past our despairing goalie.



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  • But this socializing is a heavy task,’ he says, a little despairingly.
  • The incomprehensible fact that not everybody's vehicle on planet Earth is powered by this super-efficient waste product of the oil-refining process would doubtless prompt him to shake his head despairingly again.
  • His wife despairingly asks, ‘What is it that you want?’

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