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Meaning of DESPONDENT

Pronunciation:  di'spândunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"
 

DESPONDENT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: heartsick, hopeless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*spond"ent\, a. [L. despondens, -entis, p. pr. of
despond?re.]
Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited;
as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner. --
{De*spond"ent*ly}, adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affording no hope, apathetic, bleak, blue, bowed-down, cast down, cheerless, comfortless, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, desperate, desponding, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dismal, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, feeling low, forlorn, grieving, grim, heartless, hopeless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in despair, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, morose, mourning, pessimistic, pining, sad, sorrowful, spiritless, subdued, suicidal, unhappy, unhopeful, weary of life, without hope, woebegone, world-weary
 

 

 

 

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