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noun as in dejection

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The soldiers were prone to anorexia, despondency and bouts of weeping.

It has shattered our routines and livelihoods, robbed us of our loved ones and plunged many into despondency.

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.

Rebekah could be a poster child for the current PhD despondency.

He sings angrily and directly to Anna about his feelings, his despondency, his pain—“Why do I have to pay attorney fees?!”

We recollect sharing in the despondency, and even despair, which paralysed our party.

She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.

There was no despondency when she fell asleep that night; nor was there hope when she awoke in the morning.

From the councillors down to the humblest settlers all was despondency and discontent.

Her reins and her heart were all gone—was not that enough to cause those fits of despondency of which she complained?


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to despondency, such as: depression, despair, gloom, grief, and sadness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.