Meaning of “despondent” in the English Dictionary

"despondent" in British English

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despondentadjective

uk /dɪˈspɒn.dənt/ us /dɪˈspɑːn.dənt/
despondency
noun [ U ] uk /dɪˈspɒn.dən.si/ us /dɪˈspɑːn.dən.si/

A mood of despondency had set in.
despondently
adverb uk /dɪˈspɒn.dənt.li/ us /dɪˈspɑːn.dənt.li/

"It's hopeless," he said, shaking his head despondently.

(Definition of “despondent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"despondent" in American English

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despondentadjective

us /dɪˈspɑn·dənt/

unhappy and discouraged because you feel you are in a situation that is unlikely to improve:

He grew increasingly despondent when his paintings failed to sell.

(Definition of “despondent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)