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despondent

adjective uk   /dɪˈspɒn.dənt/ us    /-ˈspɑːn-/
unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm: He became/grew increasingly despondent when she failed to return his phone calls. She started to feel despondent about ever finding a job.Feeling sad and unhappy
despondency
noun [U] uk   /-dən.si/ us    /-ˈspɑːn-/
A mood of despondency had set in.Sadness and regret
despondently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
"It's hopeless," he said, shaking his head despondently.Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of despondent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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