SECTION II: Personal Affections*
3. Prospective Affections
Hope. –N. desire, fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance, faith, affiance, assurance, secureness, reassurance, good omen, good auspices, promise, clear sky, presumption, anticipation, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration, optimist, utopian, Pollyanna, castles in the air, hope chest, Utopia, millennium, daydream, fool’s paradise, fond hope, mirage, ray of hope, glimmer of hope, cheer, bit of blue sky, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora’s box, balm in Gilead, anchor, mainstay, heaven.
[Absence, want, or loss of hope.] Hopelessness. –N. despair, desperation, despondency, pessimism, hope deferred, dashed hopes, vain expectation (disappointment), airy hopes, forlorn hope, bad job, bad business, enfant perdu, gloomy horizon, black spots in the horizon, slough of Despond, cave of Despair, Job’s comforter, bird of ill omen.
*Or those which concern one’s own state of feeling.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.