Depression and Despair


Depression noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: we threw our friend a party just to jar him out of his depression

Despair is a synonym for depression in uneasiness topic. In some cases you can use "Despair" instead a noun "Depression", when it comes to topics like melancholy, dejection, sorrow.


Despair noun - Utter loss of hope.
Usage example: the endless drought drove the farmers to despair

Depression is a synonym for despair in despondency topic. You can use "Depression" instead a noun "Despair", if it concerns topics such as dejection, uneasiness, sorrow.

How words are described

emotional emotional depression emotional despair
human human depression human despair
pure pure depression pure despair
complete complete depression complete despair
Other adjectives: utter, deep, likely, constant, severe, crushing, massive, extreme, black, inner, widespread, general, outright, economic, crippling, existential, worse.
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