One despaired of or causing despair: unmotivated students being the despair of the teachers.
lack of hope; total hopelessness; total despondency.
That which is despaired of.
lack of hope; utter hopelessness; total despondency.
whatever is despaired of.
Hopelessness; a hopeless state; total lack of hope or expectation.
what causes hopelessness; that of which there's no hope.
Synonyms Despondency, Despair, Frustration. Despondency is a loss in hope adequate to create a loss in courage and a disposition to unwind or relinquish work, the despondent person tending to sink into spiritless inaction. Despair means a complete losing hope; despondency will not. Despair naturally destroys courage and stops all energy, but may produce a variety of nerve and intense activity founded upon the good sense that there is absolutely nothing worse to-be feared. In this despair is akin to frustration, which will be an energetic condition and always tends to create a furious challenge against negative circumstances, even though the problem is utterly hopeless.
a situation for which all hope is lost or missing
the feeling that all things are wrong and absolutely nothing will turn out well