despair - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate despair

despair is hyphenated as de-spair

How to pronounce despair

despair is pronounced dɪ´s p (ə)r

Number of syllables in despair

The number of syllables in despair is 2

What part of speech in despair?

despair can be a transitive verb or a noun or an intransitive verb

How common in the word despair?

despair is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does despair convey?

Has a sentiment score of -3 on a scale of -5 to +5

Common collocations after 'despair'

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Common collocations before 'despair'

cry, deep, did, eye, face, felt, fill, hand, head, look, love, moment, only, such, thought

Common collocations of 'despair'

between, black, cry, dark, deep, did, down, even, eye, face, felt, fill, hand, head, heart, look, love, moment, off, only, over, saw, shook, such, tear, thought, through, time, voice, whisper

Words with similar spelling to despair

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List of anagrams of despair

aspired, diapers, praised

Common Verb Collocations of despair

abandon, be, begin, can, come, die, do, drive, fall, fill, find, get, give, go, have, hope, lead, leave, let, make, must, need, plunge, reduce, see, shall, should, sink, tempt, will

Common Adverb Collocations of despair

again, almost, alone, as, away, back, even, ever, far, how, however, long, much, never, not, now, often, only, rather, so, soon, still, suddenly, then, therefore, thus, too, well, when, yet

Common Conjunction Collocations of despair

and, but, either, neither, nor, or, yet, Nor, So

Lists containing despair

Synonyms of 'acedia'
Synonyms of 'agony'
Synonyms of 'anguish'
Synonyms of 'apathy'
Synonyms of 'bale'
Synonyms of 'brood'
Synonyms of 'dejection'
Synonyms of 'depression'
Synonyms of 'desolation'
Synonyms of 'desperation'
Synonyms of 'despond'
Synonyms of 'despondency'
Synonyms of 'downer'
Synonyms of 'droop'
Synonyms of 'extremity'
Synonyms of 'falter'
List of anagrams of praised
List of anagrams of diapers
List of anagrams of aspired
Common Noun Collocations of agony
Common Noun Collocations of anguish
Common Noun Collocations of abyss
Common Noun Collocations of antidote
Common Noun Collocations of armory
Common Noun Collocations of accents
Common Noun Collocations of affliction
Common Noun Collocations of blackness
Common Noun Collocations of bitterness
Common Noun Collocations of brink
Common Noun Collocations of boredom
Common Noun Collocations of bewilderment
Common Noun Collocations of bordering
Common Noun Collocations of bottomless
Common Noun Collocations of cry
Common Noun Collocations of cages
Common Verb Collocations of contorted
Common Noun Collocations of driven
Common Noun Collocations of depths
Common Noun Collocations of desperation
Common Noun Collocations of desolation
Common Noun Collocations of emptiness
Common Noun Collocations of ecstasy
Common Noun Collocations of elation
Common Noun Collocations of exultation
Common Noun Collocations of eunuch
Common Verb Collocations of enigmatic
Common Verb Collocations of engendered
Common Verb Collocations of emblems
Common Adjective Collocations of engulf
Common Noun Collocations of fury
Common Noun Collocations of frustration
Common Noun Collocations of frantic
Common Noun Collocations of frenzy
Common Noun Collocations of futility
Common Noun Collocations of fevered
Common Noun Collocations of grief
Common Noun Collocations of gloom
Common Noun Collocations of gape
Common Noun Collocations of grievance
Common Noun Collocations of goaded
Common Noun Collocations of gnashing
Common Verb Collocations of galloped
Common Verb Collocations of grasps
Common Adjective Collocations of gesture
Common Noun Collocations of hope
Common Noun Collocations of horror
Common Noun Collocations of hopeless
Common Noun Collocations of howl
Common Noun Collocations of humiliation
Common Noun Collocations of helplessness
Common Noun Collocations of hopelessness
Common Noun Collocations of heartbreak
Common Noun Collocations of heartache
Common Noun Collocations of homesickness
Common Noun Collocations of impatience
Common Noun Collocations of impotent
Common Noun Collocations of impossibility
Common Noun Collocations of impotence
Common Noun Collocations of inaction
Common Noun Collocations of lovesick
Common Noun Collocations of madness
Common Noun Collocations of mock
Common Noun Collocations of mute
Common Noun Collocations of moan
Common Noun Collocations of mending
Common Noun Collocations of nagging
Common Noun Collocations of nadir
Common Noun Collocations of nihilism
Common Noun Collocations of overwhelmed
Common Noun Collocations of outburst
Common Verb Collocations of overtaking
Common Noun Collocations of pit
Common Noun Collocations of plunge
Common Noun Collocations of quibble
Common Verb Collocations of quacks
Common Noun Collocations of rage
Common Noun Collocations of republic
Common Noun Collocations of resignation
Common Noun Collocations of remorse
Common Noun Collocations of rueful
Common Noun Collocations of rapture
Common Verb Collocations of raving
Common Noun Collocations of slumped
Common Noun Collocations of shrug
Common Noun Collocations of sadness
Common Noun Collocations of shriek
Common Noun Collocations of sagged
Common Verb Collocations of shriek
Common Verb Collocations of surged
Common Noun Collocations of threw
Common Noun Collocations of terror
Common Noun Collocations of tempted
Common Noun Collocations of throng
Common Noun Collocations of tidings
Common Noun Collocations of tearful
Common Noun Collocations of throes
Common Noun Collocations of trampling
Common Noun Collocations of utter
Common Noun Collocations of unyielding
Common Noun Collocations of uncomprehending
Common Noun Collocations of unforgivable
Common Noun Collocations of unbelief
Common Noun Collocations of unutterable
Common Noun Collocations of unmanly
Common Verb Collocations of unnamed
Common Verb Collocations of unpromising
Common Verb Collocations of unembarrassed