Adjective "despondent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
  1. 'There are also, though, lots and lots of people in this country who are extremely despondent.'
  2. 'The despondent manner in which Ray walked towards the dug-out said it all.'
  3. 'The red and black segment of the crowd were in delirium, the blue and white silent and despondent.'
  4. 'You may be too easily irritated or despondent, exasperating friends and family with exacting demands and finicky attitudes.'
  5. 'I was so embarrassed by myself, but I was also really despondent.'
  6. 'A visit from Canterbury certainly cheers up hard-pressed and often despondent clergy and congregations.'
  7. 'I feel tearful, angry, despondent, restless, annoyed, irritable and prickly all at the same time.'
  8. 'His self-penned songs track his career from despondent dreams of stardom to the travesty of having achieved them.'
  9. 'He became suicidal, despondent about the end of his boxing career and his disfigurement.'
  10. 'He was not too despondent after his defeat and believes he can launch a stronger bid when he has gained more experience.'


1. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.

More examples(as adjective)

"sectors can be despondent in/at/on percents."

"sectors can be despondent with nets."

"rights can be despondent in leaderships."

"places can be despondent over losses."

"people can be despondent with attitudes."

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