Definition of despondent
: feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression despondent about his health
Examples of despondent in a sentence
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
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
I had never seen them looking so despondent.
a group of despondent fans
Recent Examples of despondent from the web
Some were numb, some were panicky, some were just totally despondent and sobbing.
Two innings later, Baez stands in and then departs, despondent.
A Democrat and a supporter of Hillary Clinton, Ms. Gottlieb had grown increasingly despondent about having the Trump name over her front door as the presidential race unfolded.
The performer who was to succeed Ms. McDonald, the musician Rhiannon Giddens, was despondent.
The decision, announced on Tuesday, was a blow not only to despondent local investors but for the Chinese government more broadly.
Although some Go players are eager to see whether computers will unlock undiscovered moves and strategies, others seem despondent.
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Origin and Etymology of despondent
Latin despondent-, despondens, present participle of despondēre
First Known Use: circa 1699
Synonym Discussion of despondent
DESPONDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of despondent for English Language Learners
: very sad and without hope
DESPONDENT Defined for Kids
Definition of despondent for Students
: very sad Left alone, she grew despondent.
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