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despondent

[dih-spon-duh nt] /dɪˈspɒn dənt/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom:
despondent about failing health.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin dēspondent- (stem of dēspondēns), present participle of dēspondēre. See despond, -ent
Related forms
despondently, adverb
predespondent, adjective
quasi-despondent, adjective
quasi-despondently, adverb
undespondent, adjective
undespondently, adverb
Synonyms
disheartened, downhearted, melancholy, blue. See hopeless.
Antonyms
happy, hopeful.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-despondent

despondent

/dɪˈspɒndənt/
adjective
1.
downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected
Derived Forms
despondence, noun
despondency, noun
despondently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pre-despondent

despondent

adj.

1690s, from Latin despondentem (nominative despondens), present participle of despondere (see despondence). Related: Despondently (1670s).

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