Despondent is an adjective that is used to describe being very sad or without hope. dejection, discouragement, gloom.


  1. The fans were looking ‘despondent’ as their teams effort began to dwindle as the game progressed.
  2. He was once ‘despondent’ in regards to all the calamities he saw around him, however prayer rekindled that hope which he so badly required.
  3. Even though people around the world are living in tough times, they do not show any signs of being ‘despondent’. Instead they glow with hope and stay firm in their beliefs of a better future.

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