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adverb as in hopelessly

adverb as in unhappily

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Journalists at newspapers across the United States were despondent Tuesday when they learned their parent company would be sold to a hedge fund notorious for gutting newsrooms.

“I feel like a lot of people missed it,” says Herring, despondently.

Five of the captives shook their heads despondently when asked if they wanted to be interviewed by a foreign journalist.

"Yes; she was too genuinely a lady to encourage his suit, then discard him at the last moment," he concluded, despondently.

"Almost the very same thing that you did, monsieur," replied Valentine, despondently.

He thought his uncle looked ill when he said goodbye, and the old man spoke despondently of the failure his life had been.

"I'm havin' a time iv it with Terence," said Mr. Hennessy, despondently.

He despondently reflected that if Fogg and Burkett had agreed again, the combination against him still existed.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to despondently, such as: desperately, sadly, dispiritedly, cynically, darkly, and dejectedly.

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