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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.
despondency
noun [U] uk   /-dən.si/ us    /-ˈspɑːn-/
A mood of despondency had set in.
despondently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
"It's hopeless," he said, shaking his head despondently.
Translations of “despondent”
in Spanish desanimado, desalentado…
in French découragé…
in German verzagt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬱悶的,沮喪的,消沉的…
in Russian унылый…
in Turkish morali bozuk, karamsar, kötümser…
in Chinese (Simplified) 郁闷的,沮丧的,消沉的…
in Polish przybity, przygnębiony…
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