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Synonyms for despondent
dɪˈspɒn dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despondent, heartsick(adj)

    without or almost without hope

    "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"

    Synonyms:
    brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick

    Antonyms:
    hopeful

Wiktionary

  1. despondent(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sad, downcast, dejected, despairing, disheartened, miserable, gloomy, disconsolate

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, hopeful

  2. despondent(adjective)

    In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

    Synonyms:
    despairing, miserable, disheartened, dejected, downcast, disconsolate, gloomy, sad

    Antonyms:
    hopeful, cheerful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despondent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dispirited, disheartened, discouraged, dejected, depressed, MELANCHOLY, low-spirited, in low spirits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despondent(a)

    Synonyms:
    disheartened, discouraged, dejected, depressed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    depressed, depressor, discouraged, depressive

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12913depressed
#17102miserable
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#28701gloomy
#68191heartbroken
#75438despairing
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#88648despondent
#144887brokenhearted
#165760depressor
#167212disconsolate
#253954heartsick

How to use despondent in a sentence?

  1. Adam Lankford:

    There are several pathways we observe : antisocial individuals who are part of a gang, depressed and despondent persons who are highly distressed over a grievance and believe they have no future, and a small group of persons with severe mental illness that includes delusional thinking, in a workplace shooting, you want to look at the latter two as most likely.

  2. Simon Maelzer:

    The Futex set-up was tough for beginners and many would get despondent and give up, although this is typical of the futures market in general. I didn't even get a salary at all.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those having no conscious of guilt after the imposition of cruelty and brutality, have no claim to the biblical gospels as set forth in Christianity; for they ordain the necessity, to cloth, feed, and shelter the despondent.


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