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Emotional WeightPlay
Despair conveys a deep, often overwhelming emotion, more intense than just sadness or discouragement. SlideHe was in such despair that he couldn't find the will to get out of bed.
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Not PermanentPlay
Though strong, despair is an emotion that someone may eventually overcome, even if it seems all-encompassing at the time. SlideAfter months of despair, she found a new job that lifted her spirits.
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Cultural ExpressionPlay
Expression of despair can vary by culture; in some, it may be private, while in others, more open. SlideHis despair was evident to everyone as he spoke publicly about his struggles.