7 Letters
4 Consonants
3 Vowels
2 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use despair as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
About Despair
A 2 syllables noun and 7 letters with the letters a, d, e, i, p, r, and s, 4 consonants, 3 vowels and 2 syllables with the middle letter p. Despair starts with and ends in a consonant with the starting letters d, de, des, desp, despa, and the ending characters are r, ir, air, pair, spair, ..
The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
Anglo Norman
Compound Words
A compound word, despair has more than one word within it. There's 2 words which are des, and pair.
School Grade
Despair is set as a sat word that starts with d, ends with r, 2 syllables, 3 vowels and 7 letters.
Is despair a scrabble word? A 10 point word in scrabble. Check the word games tab below for probability, odds and more.
Pig Latin
Despair in Pig Latin is said as "espairday or espairdway".
d | e | s | p | a | i | r
de | es | sp | pa | ai | ir
des | esp | spa | pai | air
desp | espa | spai | pair
Word Gram
Noun Examples
the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly;
"they were rescued from despair at the last minute"
Verb Examples
abandon hope;
give up hope;
lose heart;
"Don't despair--help is on the way!"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Despair"

There are 163 synonyms available. These are cognitive relationship words which is to say they have a similar meaning, mean the same thing, or have close definition and relationship to despair.

Abandonthe trait of lacking restraint or control
freedom from inhibition or worry
"she danced with abandon"
Abandon Hope
Acediaapathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Acerbitya sharp and bitter manner
Aching Heart
Acrimonya sharp and bitter manner
Agonyintense feelings of suffering
acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"
"the torments of the damned"
Agony Of Mind
Anguishextreme mental distress
Apathythe trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

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There are 1 words that have the opposite meaning of despair.

Hopeone of the three Christian virtues


There are 2 anagrams from despair.

Anagram Definition
Despairthe feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

View English words with the unique letters used in despair. Words With The Letters Adeiprs


Despair derives from 1 words.

Word Definition
Despairthe feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well


Despair has 1 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Feelingthe experiencing of affective and emotional states
"she had a feeling of euphoria"
"he had terrible feelings of guilt"
"I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"


There are 7 hyponyms for despair

Word Definition
Discouragementthe act of discouraging;
"the discouragement of petty theft"
Disheartenmenta communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
Dismayfear resulting from the awareness of danger
Hopelessnessthe despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success
Pessimisma general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
Resignationa formal document giving notice of your intention to resign;
"he submitted his resignation as of next month"
Surrenderthe act of surrendering (under agreed conditions);
"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

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The word games Words With Friends, 4pics1Word, Word Chums, and Jumble which is by far one of the most successful of the word games. Jumble was created in 1954 - below, you will find the most unscrambled letters for each descramble word game that others have solved or decoded to make the word despair.

Is despair a scrabble word or can you use despair in Words With Friends? The probability of getting this word in scrabble is 1 out of every 85774 games and in Words With Friends it's 1 out of every 75653 games. This 7 letter 10 point scrabble word can be rearranged 5,040 ways. What other words can be made with the letters a, d, e, i, p, r, and s? There's 17 with 9 letters or less with the letters a, d, e, i, p, r, and s. Here is a list of 17 to try to get you more points.

WordScrabbleWords With FriendsWord Chums4Pics1WordJumble
Dispraise (9 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 dispraise
Pristidae (9 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 pristidae
Sparidae (8 letters) 11 +1 12 +1 paradise
Paradise (8 letters) 11 +1 12 +1 paradise
Despair (7 letters) 10 11 despair
Disrepair (9 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 adeiiprrs
Airspeed (8 letters) 11 +1 12 +1 airspeed
Disappear (9 letters) 14 +4 16 +5 disappear
Dispread (8 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 dispread
Disparate (9 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 disparate
Upraised (8 letters) 11 +1 13 +2 upraised
Pteraspid (9 letters) 14 +4 16 +5 pteraspid
Apprised (8 letters) 13 +3 15 +4 adeipprs
Air Speed (9 letters)
Dis Pater (9 letters)
Appraised (9 letters) 14 +4 16 +5 disappear
Praised (7 letters) 10 11 despair


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