despondent

[ dih-spon-duhnt ]
/ dɪˈspɒn dənt /

adjective

feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.

Origin of despondent

1690–1700; < Latin dēspondent- (stem of dēspondēns), present participle of dēspondēre. See despond, -ent

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despondent

/ (dɪˈspɒndənt) /

adjective

downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected

Derived Forms

despondence, noundespondency, noundespondently, adverb
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