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despair

a feeling of hopelessness.

despair

The eighth stage in Erikson's developmental theory; the opposite of ego integrity. The individual experiences sorrow over past life events and dismay over a foreshortened life.
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Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed the need to transform despair and frustration to optimism and hope as this would positively affect the individual output, creativity and achievement in different fields pointing out that the success in his life was based on happiness, love and hope.
There is no way to understand the mortality pattern without considering the sources of despair, and the sources of despair must be very deep-seated indeed.
Fortunately, he wasn't in so much despair that he turned down getting paid to write about it again in a rightwing newspaper that has detested everything Labour has stood for throughout those 50 years.
As students were presenting their slide decks and sharing quotes from the book that dealt with despair, we heard a voice from outside the classroom.
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Paxman said that humour helped people feel "reconnected with the political process they so despair of.
And Susan is in a different kind of despair about her outstanding debt to moneylender Silas Duggan.
On depression; drugs, diagnosis, and despair in a postmodern age.
Perhaps a better subtitle would be "from despair to greater despair," for Kenya's problems seem greater today than at its inception.
Despair is the demolishing tool that destroys the work motive in man's soul and weakens the sources of strength in his body.
However, the dedicated horse breeder's elation soon turned to despair as his highly regarded bay gelding collapsed and died of a heart attack in the winners' enclosure.
Major elements are the Mountain of Despair, the Stone of Hope and the Inscription Wall.