Antonyms of noun hope

1 of 6 senses of hope

Sense 2
hope -- (the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope")
       Antonym 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")

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

6 senses of hope

Sense 1
hope -- (a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant")
       => anticipation, expectancy -- (an expectation)

Sense 2
hope -- (the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope")
       => 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")

Sense 3
promise, hope -- (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover")
       => expectation, outlook, prospect -- (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

Sense 4
hope -- (someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 5
Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope -- (United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003))
       INSTANCE OF=> comedian, comic -- (a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts)

Sense 6
hope -- (one of the three Christian virtues)
       => theological virtue, supernatural virtue -- (according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues)

Antonyms of verb hope

1 of 3 senses of hope

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

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

3 senses of hope

Sense 1
hope, trust, desire -- (expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise")
       => wish -- (hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now")

Sense 2
hope -- (be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 3
hope, go for -- (intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening")
       => plan, be after -- (have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion")

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