despondent


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de·spon·dent

 (dĭ-spŏn′dənt)
adj.
Feeling or expressing despondency; dejected. See Synonyms at depressed.

de·spon′dent·ly adv.

despondent

(dɪˈspɒndənt)
adj
downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected
deˈspondence n
deˈspondency n
deˈspondently adv

de•spond•ent

(dɪˈspɒn dənt)

adj.
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.
[1690–1700; < Latin dēspondent-, derivative of dēspondēre. See despond, -ent]
de•spond′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.despondent - without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

despondent

despondent

adjective
Having lost all hope:
Translations
مُكْتَئِب، خائِر العَزيمَه
skleslýsklíčený
fortvivletmodløs
epätoivoinentoivoton
örvilnaîur
beviltiškainusiminimas
grūtsirdīgsnomākts

despondent

[dɪsˈpɒndənt] ADJ (= dejected) → abatido, desanimado; (= disheartened) → descorazonado; [letter etc] → de tono triste, pesimista
he was very despondent about our chanceshabló en términos pesimistas de nuestras posibilidades
he was too despondent to smilele faltaron ánimos para sonreír

despondent

[dɪˈspɒndənt] adj (= dejected) → découragé(e), abattu(e)
to be despondent about sth → être découragé(e) par qch, être abattu(e) par qch

despondent

adjniedergeschlagen, mutlos; to be or feel despondent about somethingüber etw (acc)bedrückt sein; to grow despondentden Mut verlieren

despondent

[dɪsˈpɒndənt] adj (frm) despondent (about)avvilito/a (per), abbattuto/a (per)
he is despondent about his future → quanto al suo futuro è molto demoralizzato

despondent

(diˈspondənt) adjective
feeling miserable, unhappy, gloomy etc. She was utterly despondent at her failure.
deˈspondently adverb
deˈspondency noun

despondent

a. desesperado-a, desalentado-a;
v.
to be ___estar ___.

despondent

adj deprimido
References in classic literature ?
Jo groaned and leaned both elbows on the table in a despondent attitude, but Amy spatted away energetically, and Beth, who sat at the other window, said, smiling, "Two pleasant things are going to happen right away.
The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
He expressed great alarm at his pastor's state of health, but was anxious to attempt the cure, and, if early undertaken, seemed not despondent of a favourable result.
Is it strange that the religious peace and trust, which had upborne him hitherto, should give way to tossings of soul and despondent darkness?
The proper place today, the only place which Massachusetts has provided for her freer and less despondent spirits, is in her prisons, to be put out and locked out of the State by her own act, as they have already put themselves out by their principles.
I judged she had earned a right to a more hospitable place; so I plucked her up and sent her to America to a friend who would respect her for the fight she had made, all by her small self, to make a whole vast despondent Alpine desolation stop breaking its heart over the unalterable, and hold up its head and look at the bright side of things for once.
Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.
The Marquis took a gentle little pinch of snuff, and shook his head; as elegantly despondent as he could becomingly be of a country still containing himself, that great means of regeneration.
Not a latent echo in the house, not a squeak and scuffle from the mice behind the panelling, not a drip from the half-thawed water-spout in the dull yard behind, not a sigh among the leafless boughs of one despondent poplar, not the idle swinging of an empty store-house door, no, not a clicking in the fire, but fell upon the heart of Scrooge with a softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears.
Dick, with a despondent look upon his papers, and with his hand among his hair again, 'that I never can get that quite right.
When we gradually fell into keeping late hours and late company, I noticed that he looked about him with a desponding eye at breakfast-time; that he began to look about him more hopefully about mid-day; that he drooped when he came into dinner; that he seemed to descry Capital in the distance rather clearly, after dinner; that he all but realized Capital towards midnight; and that at about two o'clock in the morning, he became so deeply despondent again as to talk of buying a rifle and going to America, with a general purpose of compelling buffaloes to make his fortune.
But before the Prince had time to feel despondent the black girl beckoned to him in the distance from behind a rock, where she had hidden herself for fear her mother should catch sight of her.