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synonyms for despondent

  • dejected
  • discouraged
  • disheartened
  • forlorn
  • glum
  • morose
  • sad
  • all torn up
  • blue
  • bummed-out
  • cast-down
  • despairing
  • disconsolate
  • dispirited
  • doleful
  • down
  • downcast
  • downhearted
  • gloomy
  • griefstricken
  • grieving
  • hopeless
  • in a blue funk
  • in despair
  • in the pits
  • low
  • low-spirited
  • melancholy
  • miserable
  • mourning
  • shot down
  • sorrowful
  • woebegone
  • wretched
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antonyms for despondent

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  • cheerful
  • encouraged
  • happy
  • joyful
  • elated
  • hopeful
  • spirited
  • up
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How to use despondent in a sentence

They left the Arctic with a message of encouragement to the world not to feel despondent about climate change but to take action.
HOW CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE HAS CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONSJENNIFER DUGGANJULY 14, 2021TIME
With over 80 million people—more than twice the size of Canada’s population—my birth place and where I grew up well into my teenage years has one of the youngest and most educated, yet disillusioned and despondent societies in the region.
IRAN IS TOO OFTEN VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF OUR RULERS. TRY LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR PEOPLETARA KANGARLOUJUNE 18, 2021TIME
It was spot on, and it underscored why my mom, who came to America in 1968, has been truly despondent about our nation for the first time in more than half a century.
IT’S PRAGUE ON THE POTOMAC, AS WE WEARILY WAIT FOR A SHOT AT THE VACCINEPETULA DVORAKFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Her tone was despondent, her face was drawn and blanched, and her eyes gave evidence of weeping.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
So inert, despondent, and lethargic a moment before, he now seemed full to overflowing of life and animation.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
"Oh, Mr. Meadows, that is too far for the naked eye to see," was the despondent reply.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
He would have been despondent, but his soldier's training had taught him that no situation is hopeless as long as life lasts.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
The poor boy grew morose and despondent, giving way at times to spells of the deepest depression.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
But it was all terribly discouraging and made me most despondent.
THE ESCAPE OF A PRINCESS PATGEORGE PEARSON
The Colonel, from his seat in front of the store, like Enoch Arden patiently watching for a sail, grew more despondent each day.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENT

  • dejected
  • depressed
  • despondent
  • disconsolate
  • dismal
  • dispirited
  • down in the dumps
  • downcast
  • downhearted
  • fed up
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • low
  • melancholy
  • moody
  • unhappy
  • woebegone
  • crestfallen
  • crushed
  • desolate
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • disappointed
  • disconsolate
  • grief-stricken
  • grieved
  • heartbroken
  • heartsick
  • heartsore
  • inconsolable
  • miserable
  • mournful
  • sorrowful
  • wretched
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