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English definition of “despondent”


adjective     /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     /-də US  /-ˈspɑːn-/ noun [U] A mood of despondency had set in.Sadness and regret despondently     /-li/ adverb "It's hopeless," he said, shaking his head despondently.Feeling sad and unhappy
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