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
On the night of his death, according to testimony, Mims had grown despondent over the playoff loss of his favorite NFL team.
In the meantime, my grandmother was growing increasingly despondent.
On his first day at the Adelanto Detention Facility, Avelica pictured his future: back in his hometown of San Juan de Abajo in the coastal state of Nayarit, sitting alone, despondent, on a rustic bench outside his late parents’ empty brick house.
By 1965, Athelstan Spilhaus had grown despondent with the state of modern cities.
Before Tuesday, the left was becoming increasingly despondent about health-care reform.
So says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, our colleague Sarah Kliff, and a growing drumbeat of angry and despondent progressive voters.
Neighbors told police the man had been despondent since the recent death of his father.
Woodhaven police officers were dispatched shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday to the Southpointe Square Apartments near Gudith and West roads to check on a despondent individual, according to a news release from the police department.
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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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