Definition of Despondent

1. Adjective. Without or almost without hope. "Too heartsick to fight back"

Exact synonyms: Heartsick
Similar to: Hopeless
Derivative terms: Despond, Despondence, Despondency, Heartsickness



Definition of Despondent

1. a. Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.

Definition of Despondent

1. Adjective. In low spirits from loss of hope or courage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Despondent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Despondent

despoiled
despoiler
despoilers
despoiling
despoilment
despoilments
despoils
despoliation
despoliations
despond
desponded
despondence
despondences
despondencies
despondency
despondent
despondently
desponder
desponders
desponding
despondingly
desponds
desponsage
desponsate
desponsated
desponsates
desponsating
desponsation
desponsories
desponsory

Literary usage of Despondent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"of having been a fine,' good-looking man in his younger days. He had a melancholy cast of countenance—a mist of despondent sadness hung over his- face; ..."

2. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"CHAPTER XXVI He becomes Melancholy and Despondent—Is Favoured with a Condescending Letter from his Uncle—Reconciles Himself to his Governor, ..."

3. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"1839 — MARCH 9,1839 Despondent letter to his brother Sidney. — Longing for a home. — Letter to Smith. — More delays. — Change of ministry. ..."

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