Definition of despairingly in US English:



  • See despairing

    • ‘The incomprehensible fact that not everybody's vehicle on planet Earth is powered by this super-efficient waste product of the oil-refining process would doubtless prompt him to shake his head despairingly again.’
    • ‘His wife despairingly asks, ‘What is it that you want?’’
    • ‘But this socializing is a heavy task,’ he says, a little despairingly.’
    • ‘One cried despairingly, ‘How can I keep this railroad operating if you take away all my skilled workers?’’
    • ‘‘It's just a job,’ he cries despairingly, throwing his arms in the air.’