Definition of despondent in English:

despondent

Line breaks: des¦pond|ent
Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɒnd(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

despondence

noun
More example sentences
  • But the enthusiasm of these other journalists more than made up for our small number and my growing despondence.
  • The beats get more energetic until the song emerges from its despondence into the (still somewhat gray) light of day.
  • I had been looking away from the Prince while I talked to him, and now I looked at him only to see that his expression was one of absolute despondence.

despondently

adverb
More example sentences
  • He shook his head despondently: ‘Where did all that pension money go anyway?
  • It has actually become very common - despondently, depressingly, unbearably common.
  • Yet the match descended despondently back into a dark slumber until injury-time was upon us.

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