Definition of despairing:
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
- hopeless (part of speech: adjective)
I know, my friends, from sad experience, that when we get down under men's feet, and are sent to places like these, we lose heart and hope; we feel that there is no chance for us to get up again, we are tempted to be despairing and reckless; but through the kindness and mercy of that good lady, Mrs. Arnot, I learned of a kindness and mercy greater even than hers.- "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
- "Wanderers", Knut Hamsun.
- "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.