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
In a shabby concrete house in the town of Yuegaizhen, 170 miles east of Hoh Xil, Cichengji and his wife, Duoji Zhuoma, are despondent.
The president's top advisers described themselves as stunned, despondent and numb.
Despondent fans continued to tweet about the break-up on Monday.
Arsenal are aiming to revitalize their squad this summer as Arsene Wenger targets his first Premier League title since 2004, in order to win back the faith of despondent fans.
In the hours after the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss, Kyrie Irving was despondent, still beating himself up over his missed step-back 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining.
Devastated and despondent, Childress stood on the deck of Bill France Jr.’s dock in Daytona — ready to walk away from it all — two days after the accident.
Stuck in Warsaw, unsure if he would ever be allowed to leave or to see his family again, Milosz was despondent.
Ariana Grande posted a despondent tweet hours after a man bombed her Manchester, England, concert.
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Origin and Etymology of despondent
First Known Use: circa 1699See Words from the same year
Synonymsdespairing, desperate, forlorn, hopeless
Related Wordsblue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched; abject, disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; grieving, wailing, weeping; bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, funereal; cynical, pessimistic; accepting, resigned
Near Antonymsecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant; blithe, blithesome, gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; encouraged, heartened; animated, jaunty, lively, perky, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious; blissful, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
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
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