Despair and Sadness


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

Sadness is a synonym for despair in despondency topic. In some cases you can use "Sadness" instead a noun "Despair".


Sadness noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: she was filled with sadness at the thought of having to leave her family

Despair is a synonym for sadness in despondency topic. You can use "Despair" instead a noun "Sadness", if it concerns topics such as unhappiness.

Nearby Words: sad, sadly

How words are described

human human despair human sadness
pure pure despair pure sadness
true true despair true sadness
sheer sheer despair sheer sadness
Other adjectives: deep, real, collective, extreme, great, intense, absolute, bitter, potential, inner, incredible, general, less, overwhelming, maximum, accumulated, tearful, deepest, deeper.

Both words in one sentence

  • Schala Zeal of Chrono Trigger is left so broken in sadness and despair she willingly resigns to her fate of being trapped in the Dream Devourer.
  • Creator / Patton Oswalt He'd have put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger if he had one, without even feeling any despair or sadness.
  • The Z-Master from GaoGaiGar wanted to save people from the despair and sadness of reality by mechanizing the universe, eliminating negative emotion (and every other emotion at the same time).
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