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Definition of "despondent" []

  • Feeling or expressing despondency; dejected. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "despondent" in a sentence
  • "Mexico's ambassador, Fernando de Mateo y Venturini, speaking in English, said he had learnt a new word last week -- "despondent" -- though maybe "angst" was more appropriate."
  • "FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A prosecutor says a Fort Wayne police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man police described as despondent, paranoid and intoxicated."
  • "Rafael van der Vaart left 'despondent' by snub from Holland coach"