Antonyms of noun despair

1 of 2 senses of despair

Sense 2
despair -- (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair")
       Antonym of hope (Sense 2)
      => hope -- (the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun despair

2 senses of despair

Sense 1
despair, desperation -- (a state in which all hope is lost or absent; "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"; "courage born of desperation")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
despair -- (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair")
       => feeling -- (the 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")

Antonyms of verb despair

1 sense of despair

Sense 1
despair -- (abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!")
       Antonym of hope (Sense 2)
      => hope -- (be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb despair

1 sense of despair

Sense 1
despair -- (abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!")

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