Examples of despondent in a Sentence
- His colleagues did not care for his despondent company, which made him suffer more, which perpetuated their distance … —Noah Charney, The Art Thief, 2007
- The Simpsons' plots are a bit more sophisticated than their Saturday morning counterparts and are occasionally tinged with pathos—as when Homer loses his job at the nuclear-power plant and becomes despondent and even suicidal. —Jerry Lazar, TV Guide, 13 Jan. 1990
- Writers who spend much time in universities are likely to grow despondent over the future of literature, for there it is treated as a finished thing. —Louis Simpson, New York Times Book Review, 21 Nov. l982
I had never seen them looking so despondent.
a group of despondent fans
Recent Examples of despondent from the Web
They were even being booed in an increasingly despondent Quicken Loans Arena.
The sheriff's report, like a CBP news release on Saturday, made no mention of details in the newspaper's story about why Munoz might have been so despondent.
Her mom crafted a quilt out of the patches but it eventually was lost, leaving Sheets despondent.
Following the election, Obama seemed to go through a lot of conflicting emotional states that appear in line with someone either grieving or struggling to make sense of a disaster: The next day, Mr. Obama focused on cheering up his despondent staff.
Haggerty was despondent through much of Monday's hearing.
In the scene, a despondent young boy hides beneath a piano with his dog, while his parents argue across the living room.
Our despondent rock star lost his father to World War II and later lost his ability to relate to his fans.
Cosby was still despondent over the death of his son, Ennis, who was shot to death in the late 1990s, Mesereau said.
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bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
Synonym Discussion of despondent
- despondent about yet another rejection
- despairing appeals for the return of the kidnapped child
- one last desperate attempt to turn the tide of battle
- the situation of the trapped miners is hopeless
DESPONDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of despondent for English Language Learners
: very sad and without hope
DESPONDENT Defined for Kids
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