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Synonyms for despondency
dɪˈspɒn dən side·spon·den·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despondency

    Discouragement is the result of so much repulse or failure as wears out courage. Discouragements too frequent and long continued may produce a settled hopelessness. Hopelessness is negative, and may result from simple apathy; despondency and despair are more emphatic and decided. Despondency is an incapacity for the present exercise of hope; despair is the utter abandonment of hope. Despondency relaxes energy and effort and is always attended with sadness or distress; despair may produce a stony calmness, or it may lead to desperation. Desperation is energized despair, vigorous in action, reckless of consequences.

    Synonyms:
    despair, desperation, discouragement, hopelessness

    Antonyms:
    anticipation, assurance, cheer, confidence, courage, elation, encouragement, expectancy, expectation, hope, hopefulness, trust

Princeton's WordNet

  1. despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolatenessnoun

    feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

    Synonyms:
    disconsolateness, heartsickness, despondence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despondencynoun

    Synonyms:
    dejection, discouragement, depression, sadness, MELANCHOLY, gloom, blues, blue devils, lowness of spirits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despondencynoun

    Synonyms:
    melancholy, depression, dejection

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despondency":

    discouragement, despair, dismay, desperation, malaise

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How to use despondency in a sentence?

  1. Bharavi:

    As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.

  2. Ramayana:

    Whate?er the work a man performs, The most effective aid to its completion? The most prolific source of true success? Is energy, without despondency.

  3. Nelson Moses:

    Never before have we witnessed more engagement surrounding mental health. Thanks to Covid, everyone is in the same boat of despair and despondency, it has gone from (being) swept under the carpet to hitting the ceiling.

  4. Raul Gallegos:

    Chavistas are willing to drive this country into a level of despondency and reduce the economy to a level Venezuela hasn't seen in decades as long as they can remain in power.


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