despairing

[dih-spair-ing]
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Origin of despairing

First recorded in 1585–95; despair + -ing2
Related formsde·spair·ing·ly, adverbun·de·spair·ing, adjectiveun·de·spair·ing·ly, adverb

Synonym study

1. See hopeless.

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despairing

adjective
  1. marked by or resulting from despair; hopeless or desperate
Derived Formsdespairingly, adverb
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