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synonyms for despondence

On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to despondence, such as: blues, dejection, depression, desperation, despondency, and disconsolateness.

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How to use despondence in a sentence

  • “Nothing changes for gay men,” sighs the writer, his voice now tinged with more despondence than any sort of wit.

  • Mr. Tyrold now sat down, with an air between calmness and despondence, saying, 'And how has this come to pass?'

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • What a world of all feelings, which forbid despondence, lies hoarded in the hearts of the young!

    Eugene Aram, Complete | Edward 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 Fears | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • From such lonely despondence as she had never known he had lifted her into a new and brighter world.

  • Yet it was not in Alan Fairford's nature to give way to despondence, even when seconded by pain.

    Red Gauntlet | Sir Walter Scott

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