Dictionary.com

despondent

[ dih-spon-duhnt ]
/ dɪˈspɒn dənt /
Save This Word!

adjective

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of despondent

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

synonym study for despondent

See hopeless.

OTHER WORDS FROM despondent

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for despondent

British Dictionary definitions for despondent

despondent
/ (dɪˈspɒndənt) /

adjective

downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected

Derived forms of despondent

despondence, noundespondency, noundespondently, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!