despondency : Definition, Usages, News and More

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dis pon duhn see

  • n  feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

  • Morrissey had entire decades of despondency.
  • This shift in mood from despondency in late June after the Basij fired on protesters following the June 12 presidential election, to a renewed sense of optimism signals .
  • The cans suggest a certain despondency and have nothing in common with upbeat images of pep rallies or senior proms.
News & Articles

  • 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?        
    June 20, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire

  • Pervez Musharraf in International Herald Tribune
    The military issued a statement quoting Musharraf as saying that "spreading despondency and negativism" would hurt the country.
  • Chakib Khelil in CNN
    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.
  • Mahmoud Abbas in New York Times
    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.

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