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synonyms for despondency

  • depression
  • despair
  • gloom
  • grief
  • sadness

antonyms for despondency

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

The soldiers were prone to anorexia, despondency and bouts of weeping.
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It has shattered our routines and livelihoods, robbed us of our loved ones and plunged many into despondency.
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What lingers long after Hirori’s harrowing film ends, however, is bone-deep despondency over the ugliness of so much of the world, and the arduousness—and often futility—of striving to make any significant difference in the face of overwhelming evil.
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We recollect sharing in the despondency, and even despair, which paralysed our party.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There was no despondency when she fell asleep that night; nor was there hope when she awoke in the morning.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
From the councillors down to the humblest settlers all was despondency and discontent.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Her reins and her heart were all gone—was not that enough to cause those fits of despondency of which she complained?
WOMEN OF MODERN FRANCEHUGO P. THIEME
But he did not know the bitter fountain of despondency whence flowed those naphthaline streams of passion.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
The short delay of my answer, you must ascribe on this occasion not to lazyness but to despondency.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENCY

  • blahs
  • blue johnnies
  • blues
  • d.t.'s
  • delirium tremenses
  • despair
  • despondency
  • dumps
  • funks
  • gloom
  • low spirits
  • melancholies
  • mopes
  • mubblefubbles
  • mulligrubs
  • pink elephants
  • unhappiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.