Definition Of despondent


in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

He was not too despondent after his defeat and believes he can launch a stronger bid when he has gained more experience.

Example Of despondent

  • A combination of still-residual despondency and distrust of the new coach combined to curb the normally boundless enthusiasm of the nation.

  • A man is sometimes despondent from disappointment, is gloomy, and has no courage to work.

  • A visit from Canterbury certainly cheers up hard-pressed and often despondent clergy and congregations.

  • According to them, a new sense of despair and despondency is already perceptible among these women.

  • After a good few years of success supporters got very despondent for a while as the team faltered in mid season and the manager came under fire.

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