despairing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

despair +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

despairing (not comparable)

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

Verb[edit]

despairing

  1. Present participle of despair.

Noun[edit]

despairing (plural despairings)

  1. A mood or display of despair.
    • Thomas Carlyle
      But what things soever passed in him, when he ceased to see it; what ragings and despairings soever Teufelsdrockh's soul was the scene of, he has the goodness to conceal under a quite opaque cover of Silence.