What is the opposite of hope?

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Noun
Opposite of a belief that something either can or will happen
“There was some doubt that Jerry would make it out of the cave alive.”
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Opposite of a feeling of optimism
“Joe was quickly filled with pessimism when his family walked into the ward with tears streaming down their faces.”
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Opposite of a person or thing that is a source of hope
“I had no hope in him as he was a dud.”
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Opposite of a strong desire
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Opposite of an ambition or hope
“Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.”
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Opposite of the chance of something happening
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Opposite of an aim or goal that one sets out to achieve
“The pointlessness of this endeavor is echoed by the lack of reward for such an arduous effort.”
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Opposite of a desire or hope for something to happen
“As a consequence, their son would display a noticeable disinclination to lengthy relationships.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
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Opposite of something that is wished for, or considered desirable
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Opposite of the act of expecting or anticipating
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Opposite of a course of action that is resorted to
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Opposite of thought
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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Opposite of the potential for achievement or excellence
“From a young age, my hopelessness in creative arts was apparent.”
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Opposite of a goal or ambition that one strives for
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Opposite of the capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal, or even in oneself and others
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Opposite of the use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
Verb
Opposite of to expectantly want something to happen
“It is not good enough for these politicians to walk away and ignore the situation.”
Verb
Opposite of to feel a restless or strong desire to do something
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