Today’s word of the day is ‘Despair‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Despair [ dih-spair ]
What is the etymology of the word?
The word originated from Anglo-Norman French from Old French.
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Niraasha
2. Spanish – Desesperación
3. French – Désespoir
4. Mandarin – Juéwàng
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. In the first movement of his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven set up a battle between hope and despair.
2. It’s my job, I’ve begun to think, to make sure that people in this “climate generation” don’t get swallowed up in an ocean of despair.
3. He soon gave up the attempt in despair.
4. She uttered a wordless cry of despair.
5. A few positive words can turn despair into hope.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
anguish, desperation, despondency, discouragement, gloom, melancholy, misery, pain, sorrow, dejection, disheartenment, forlornness, ordeal, trial, tribulation, wretchedness, etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
cheer, comfort, contentment, encouragement, happiness, joy, pleasure, peace, cheerfulness, confidence, faith, hopefulness, joyfulness, trust, etc
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
Never despair when you fail, keep going! pic.twitter.com/BMGsSuzShL
— Free Narnian (@TheFreeNarnian) June 22, 2021