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Synonyms for despondent
dɪˈspɒn dəntde·spon·dent

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  1. despondentadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    hopeful, cheerful

  2. despondentadjective

    In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

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

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, hopeful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. despondent, heartsickadjective

    without or almost without hope

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

    Synonyms:
    brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick

    Antonyms:
    hopeful

Editors Contribution

  1. extremely sad

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despondentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despondentadjective

    Synonyms:
    disheartened, discouraged, dejected, depressed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despondent":

    depressed, depressor, discouraged, depressive

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12913depressed
#17102miserable
#21251discouraged
#26235depressive
#28701gloomy
#68191heartbroken
#75438despairing
#80907dejected
#81752downcast
#84992disheartened
#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. Patty Murphy:

    ( I feel) anger, fury, rage. I feel despondent, helpless, hopeless, frustrated, but also it motivates me. It encourages me to help be a voice for people who can't be a voice and want to say these things, or can't say these things, like teachers.


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