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.