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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)

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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)
Translations of “despondent”
in Vietnamese chán nản…
in Spanish desanimado, abatido, desalentado…
in Malaysian kecewa…
in Thai หมดกำลังใจ…
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 Indonesian sedih…
in Polish przybity, przygnębiony…
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