Definition of 'despondent'
Example sentences containing 'despondent'
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He was then told he looked a bit despondent. The Sun (2011)Many who have done physical work all their lives will be utterly despondent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its mood is angry and despondent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And the other tenants become despondent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's all too easy to feel despondent about modern life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Having turned down the chance to flee, the former president became increasingly despondent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Back at your desk, look utterly despondent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Coming back to reality is no fun and it could make you feel angry, despondent and helpless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The crew were polite, but looked exhausted and despondent as they tried to sell us scratch cards. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was lying on a table looking despondent, but he was still so happy with the result. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A woman was sitting in the house one night feeling despondent. Christianity Today (2000)I have a particularly clear memory of one soldier sitting on a step looking despondent. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)When you are feeling particularly despondent, you might reflect that this illness is preferable to heart disease or cancer. The Allergy Handbook (1988)He didn't become despondent but realised he needed to make changes to his squad and did that last summer. The Sun (2012)If we had a few more sportsmen and women who were utterly despondent about coming second, we might win a few more things. The Sun (2014)We're all a bit despondent this morning, anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In matches, I was not competing at all and feeling despondent on court. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are set homework each day and I spend a lot of time on it, feeling despondent at my lack of ability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. despondent is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'despondent'
British English: despondent ADJECTIVE
If you are despondent, you are very unhappy because you have been experiencing difficulties that you think you will not be able to overcome.
I feel despondent when my work is rejected.
Definition of despondent from the Collins English Dictionary
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