quasi despondent

despondent

[dih-spon-duhnt]
adjective
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin dēspondent- (stem of dēspondēns), present participle of dēspondēre. See despond, -ent

despondently, adverb
predespondent, adjective
quasi-despondent, adjective
quasi-despondently, adverb
undespondent, adjective
undespondently, adverb


disheartened, downhearted, melancholy, blue. See hopeless.


happy, hopeful.
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despondent (dɪˈspɒndənt)
 
adj
downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected
 
de'spondence
 
n
 
de'spondency
 
n
 
de'spondently
 
adv

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despondent
1690s, from L. despondentem, prp. of despondere (see despondence). Related: Despondently.
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