despondency despondency  /dɪs ˈpɑn dən si/


  • (n) feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless


  1. Morrissey had entire decades of despondency.
  2. The cans suggest a certain despondency and have nothing in common with upbeat images of pep rallies or senior proms.
  3. To snap his son out of his despondency.


  • The James Gandolfini Effect

    The outpouring of memories and appreciations — in a volume unmatched of late, even in these "everyone must weigh in" web-culture times — shows us that he seems to have represented something far greater than a movie or TV star. Tony Soprano's rage and despondency of having so much and yet feeling you have so little: that's America on the whole, isn't it?        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire


  1. The military issued a statement quoting Musharraf as saying that "spreading despondency and negativism" would hurt the country.
    on May 30, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The growing sense of despondency about the future global economic outlook is generating much uncertainty in energy circles," Chakib Khelil said in an opening address to oil ministers gathered in Vienna.
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Chakib Khelil Source: CNN

  3. A top aide to Mr. Abbas said a large part of his "despondency and frustration" was because of Mr. Obama's unrealized promises to the region.
    on Nov 5, 2009 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: New York Times

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