Despair and Unhappiness


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

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


Unhappiness noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: with time the young woman got over the unhappiness caused by the breakup

Despair is a synonym for unhappiness in sadness topic. You can use "Despair" instead a noun "Unhappiness".

How words are described

human human despair human unhappiness
deep deep despair deep unhappiness
constant constant despair constant unhappiness
extreme extreme despair extreme unhappiness
Other adjectives: bitter, inner, personal, widespread, general, less.

Both words in one sentence

Cite this Source
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Unhappiness or Despair. 2016. Accessed June 26, 2022.
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