despondent








adjective

  1. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.

adjective

  1. downcast or disheartened; lacking hope or courage; dejected
adj.

1690s, from Latin despondentem (nominative despondens), present participle of despondere (see despondence). Related: Despondently (1670s).

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