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See definition of despondently on Dictionary.com
  • as inhopelessly
  • as inunhappily

synonyms for despondently

  • desperately
  • sadly
  • dispiritedly
  • cynically
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • spiritlessly

antonyms for despondently

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  • confidently
  • expectantly
  • hopefully
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How to use despondently in a sentence

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.
THE BALTIMORE SUN WAS SPARED A HEDGE-FUND OWNER. NOW IT WILL TRY TO SURVIVE AS A NONPROFIT.PAUL FARHI, ELAHE IZADIFEBRUARY 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"Yes; she was too genuinely a lady to encourage his suit, then discard him at the last moment," he concluded, despondently.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
"Almost the very same thing that you did, monsieur," replied Valentine, despondently.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
He thought his uncle looked ill when he said goodbye, and the old man spoke despondently of the failure his life had been.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
"I'm havin' a time iv it with Terence," said Mr. Hennessy, despondently.
MR. DOOLEY IN PEACE AND IN WARFINLEY PETER DUNNE
He despondently reflected that if Fogg and Burkett had agreed again, the combination against him still existed.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
But, even as heretofore, he could not find it, and despondently he once more turned his horse to ride back to the waggons.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
He looked incredulous, and said despondently, 'I'd rather stay here than go to the prison hospital.'
A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTIONNATALIE HARRIS HAMMOND
"It is hard for him to marry her, when every throb of his heart is for another," answered Jay Gardiner, despondently.
JOLLY SALLY PENDLETONLAURA JEAN LIBBEY
And as she lay there, there rose up before her, wearily and despondently, the changes which nine years had brought to Old Place.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENTLY

  • cynically
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • desperately
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • dispiritedly
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • sadly
  • spiritlessly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.