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despondent (adjective), more despondent, most despondent
1. Characteristic of someone who is very unhappy, dismal, and gloomy: Jeremiah was very despondent about losing his job after fifteen years with the company; however, the business was having economic problems and laying off many of its employees.
2. Descriptive of anyone who is feeling dejected, hopeless, and disheartened: It's very easy to be a despondent individual when he or she has worked so hard to accomplish something and failed to achieve the desired results.
3. Etymology: from the Latin prefix de-, "away, without" + spondere, "to promise".
A feeling of profound hopelessness and gloom.
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Pertaining to being extremely unhappy and discouraged. (1)