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synonyms for despondence

  • blues
  • dejection
  • depression
  • desperation
  • despondency
  • disconsolateness
  • discouragement
  • disheartenment
  • dispiritedness
  • dolefulness
  • downheartedness
  • gloom
  • gloominess
  • glumness
  • hopelessness
  • melancholy
  • mournfulness
  • unhappiness
  • desperateness
  • despond
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antonyms for despondence

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  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • encouragement
  • happiness
  • hopefulness
  • joy
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How to use despondence in a sentence

Mr. Tyrold now sat down, with an air between calmness and despondence, saying, 'And how has this come to pass?'
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
What a world of all feelings, which forbid despondence, lies hoarded in the hearts of the young!
EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Those talks did her good, they set the real Humfrey before her, and braced her to strive against weakness and despondence.
HOPES AND FEARSCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
From such lonely despondence as she had never known he had lifted her into a new and brighter world.
THE ORCHARD OF TEARSSAX ROHMER
Yet it was not in Alan Fairford's nature to give way to despondence, even when seconded by pain.
RED GAUNTLETSIR WALTER SCOTT
And yielding to despondence on account of his sons, which he felt not upon his own, the father rested his head upon his hand.
ROB ROY, COMPLETE, ILLUSTRATEDSIR WALTER SCOTT
Your words, dear Bramble, have in a great measure recalled me from an abyss of despondence, in which I have been long overwhelmed.
THE EXPEDITION OF HUMPHRY CLINKERTOBIAS SMOLLETT
The milder degrees of poverty are, sometimes, supported by hope; but the more severe often sink down in motionless despondence.
THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, VOL. 6SAMUEL JOHNSON
Yet there is no good in despondence: vigilance and activity often effect more than was expected.
THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, VOL. 6SAMUEL JOHNSON
Mrs. Cregan was looking at the thick china with a sort of aggrieved despondence.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL 31, NO 2, JUNE 1908VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENCE

  • desperation
  • despond
  • despondence
  • despondency
  • discouragement
  • gloom
  • hopelessness
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