Origin of despondent
Examples from the Web for despondent
It is all too easy to be despondent in the face of what seems like the endless capacity of evil to reinvent itself.
Many were despondent or even suicidal when they first arrived.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'|Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despondent, she choked back sobs when she saw other women with babies.
Despondent at first, Tanny gradually reached a level of acceptance.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse|Nancy Buirski|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rachel at one point moseys the streets of Manhattan, despondent and introspective, while singing the Beatles ballad “Yesterday.”The First ‘Glee’ Without Cory Monteith Was Blissfully Joyous|Kevin Fallon|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I don't see no sense in prolonging all this agony," averred his despondent companion.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Even if we cannot enlighten what is dark, the new beginnings established in us will save us from becoming cowed and despondent.Ethics and Modern Thought|Rudolf Eucken
Possibly the next day I would feel flushed and unaccountably uneasy and the day following chilly and despondent.
"On the other hand it may be for years and it may be forever," said the Honourable John Ruffin in a despondent tone.Happy Pollyooly|Edgar Jepson
However, like everyone else out here, I suppose I am despondent.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.|J.G. Millais
British Dictionary definitions for despondent
Word Origin and History for despondent
1690s, from Latin despondentem (nominative despondens), present participle of despondere (see despondence). Related: Despondently (1670s).