Despair and Forlornness


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

Forlornness is a synonym for despair in depression topic. In some cases you can use "Forlornness" instead a noun "Despair", when it comes to topics like disheartenment.
Nearby Words: despairing, despairingly, despaired
Synonyms for Despair


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Forlornness noun – A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: seemingly nothing could relieve the losing team's forlornness

Despair is a synonym for forlornness. You can use "Despair" instead a noun "Forlornness".
Synonyms for Forlornness
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