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"despondent" in British English

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despondentadjective

uk   /dɪˈspɒn.dənt/  us   /-ˈspɑːn-/
despondency
noun [U] uk   /-dən.si/  us   /-ˈspɑːn-/
A ​mood of despondency had set in.
despondently
adverb uk   us   /-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 ​grewincreasingly despondent when his ​paintingsfailed to ​sell.
(Definition of despondent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “despondent”
in Spanish desanimado, desalentado…
in Vietnamese chán nản…
in Malaysian kecewa…
in Thai หมดกำลังใจ…
in French découragé…
in German verzagt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 郁闷的,沮丧的,消沉的…
in Turkish morali bozuk, karamsar, kötümser…
in Russian унылый…
in Indonesian sedih…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬱悶的,沮喪的,消沉的…
in Polish przybity, przygnębiony…
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