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 Dictionary entry overview: What does despondent mean? 

DESPONDENT (adjective)
  The adjective DESPONDENT has 1 sense:

1. without or almost without hope

  Familiarity information: DESPONDENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESPONDENT (adjective)

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Without or almost without hope


despondent; heartsick

Context examples:

despondent about his failure / too heartsick to fight back


hopeless (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success)

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