Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Dejected; disheartened.

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Usage examples "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", Hermann Hagedorn.
  2. Very despondent, but wrote just the same. - "Greener Than You Think", 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", Grace Miller White.