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
The pregnant woman on the other end of the call sounded despondent.
Family members at the home had called 911 and told police that San Nicolas was despondent and acting irrationally.
Sanchez was utterly despondent and her health quickly declined.
According to testimony in the trial, Mims had grown despondent over the playoff loss that evening of his favorite NFL team.
Police found George Anthony despondent and under the influence of medication and alcohol in a Datyona Beach hotel.
Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez, who was deported to Guatemala without her son in early June, was despondent in a series of text messages from Guatemala City on Thursday.
As the election approached and then arrived (and passed), the messages became more despondent.
They were even being booed in an increasingly despondent Quicken Loans Arena.
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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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