What does the word despondent mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Dejected; disheartened.

Usage examples for despondent

  1. " You'll come to feel different," he had said, two years before, when Roosevelt had been lonely and despondent. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. Very despondent, but wrote just the same. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  3. In the gathering twilight the two came upon the cemetery of Sleepy Hollow, and here, tired, hungry, and despondent, they sat down to rest. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White