despairing despairing  /dɪs ˈpɛ rɪŋ/


  • (adj) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope


  1. But before despairing that some things never change, consider how much has.
  2. Most of Ionesco's works were funnier than Beckett's, more verbal, richer in farcical action and far less despairing.
  3. Unforgettable were the despairing faces of old Spanish women.


  1. Millions of Iranians Head to Polls

    (Photo: Hossein Razaqnejad/ Nasim Intl News Agency) Millions of Iranians are headed to the polls Friday to vote in the first presidential election since the highly controversial 2009 vote. Though many are despairing over a set of candidates which many say present "no alternative" to the conservatives and regime insiders who dominate Iranian politics, other reformist-minded Iranians are ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  2. See Water Liars Soundtrack a Sad Striptease in 'Wyoming'

    Back in February, Water Liars shared "Linens," a country tune well-versed in mid-life loneliness. Now, singer-guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster and drummer-vocalist Andrew Bryant have shared a quietly despairing video for "Wyoming," the title track off the balladeers' recently released sophomore album...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Spin


  1. "He is so despairing of his ability to find out the real facts: he is calling in the auditors," Mr Turnbull said. "There has been a complete collapse in confidence between the minister and the Defence Department."
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "What makes us happy is the preparations we are seeing today -- a slap in the face of those who are betting that Iraqis will not go to the ballot boxes because they are despairing," said Maliki, who also faces a parliamentary election this year.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: Reuters UK

  3. "The government doesn't have a clue how to handle bloggers," Mr. Ooi said in an interview. "If I were a dictator, I would be despairing. What do you do against this?"
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Jeff Ooi Source: New York Times

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