Definitions for despondentdɪˈspɒn dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•spond•entdɪˈspɒn dənt(adj.)

  1. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.

Origin of despondent:

1690–1700; < L dēspondent-, der. of dēspondēre. See despond , -ent


Princeton's WordNet

  1. despondent, heartsick(adj)

    without or almost without hope

    "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"


  1. despondent(Adjective)

    In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

  2. Origin: From despondere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despondent(adj)

    marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner

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feeling miserable, unhappy, gloomy etc

She was utterly despondent at her failure.

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