[ UK /dɪspˈɒndənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspɑndənt/ ]
  1. without or almost without hope
    too heartsick to fight back
    despondent about his failure
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How To Use despondent In A Sentence

  • She seduces the despondent radical with whispers about the bleakness of mankind.
  • I fretted as we trundled slowly home in a rather despondent way.
  • Diana took the criticism to heart, avidly read what was being said about her and became depressed and despondent.
  • But in spite of his melancholy bearing and despondent expression, there were few who could say that they had ever seen a man of more distinguished presence.
  • I mean, to say they were depressed or despondent is too light.
  • Ephram is despondent when he is disinvited to a party by Amy's popular friends, and Delia struggles with the school bully.
  • Don't become despondent just because it seems that your employer is keen to drive a hard bargain.
  • DadBoner, who is either a real person or a profound literary construction, the despondent American post-marriage male persona nonpareil, Homer Simpson's Kafkaesque better. Aaron Belz: Literary Twitter: @DadBoner
  • A woman was sitting in the house one night feeling despondent. Christianity Today
  • We are set homework each day and I spend a lot of time on it, feeling despondent at my lack of ability. Times, Sunday Times
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