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 ?
So do not be despondent, do not give way, but allow more rein to your better sense.
Alexey Alexandrovitch sat down, and with a despondent and suffering face watched the nurse walking to and fro.
I sat about in the darkness of the scullery, in a state of despondent wretchedness.
Indeed, the mercury itself is not so variable as this class of passengers, whom you will see, when the ship is going nobly through the water, quite pale with admiration, swearing that the captain beats all captains ever known, and even hinting at subscriptions for a piece of plate; and who, next morning, when the breeze has lulled, and all the sails hang useless in the idle air, shake their despondent heads again, and say, with screwed-up lips, they hope that captain is a sailor - but they shrewdly doubt him.
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.
The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sky.
By a melancholy hearth sat these two old people, the man calmly despondent, the woman querulous and tearful, and their words were all of sorrow.
The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent.
he replied, with a despondent shake of the head; 'and, at the same time, there was a strong display of unchastened, misdirected passions.
At times, when she saw that she had safely plunged me into a black despondent brooding by these means, she would call the attention of the children to it, and would show them the difference between herself and me.
The devine afflatus usually lasted a week or two, and then she emerged from her `vortex', hungry, sleepy, cross, or despondent.
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.