despondent

[ dih-spon-duhnt ]
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adjective
  1. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.

Origin of despondent

1
First recorded in 1690–1700; from Latin dēspondent-, stem of dēspondēns “giving up,” present participle of dēspondēre “to give up, lose heart, promise”; see despond

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See hopeless.

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Other words from despondent

  • de·spond·ent·ly, adverb
  • pre·de·spond·ent, adjective
  • qua·si-de·spond·ent, adjective
  • qua·si-de·spond·ent·ly, adverb
  • un·de·spond·ent, adjective
  • un·de·spond·ent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for despondent

despondent

/ (dɪˈspɒndənt) /


adjective
  1. downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected

Derived forms of despondent

  • despondence, noun
  • despondency, noun
  • despondently, adverb

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