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 for despondent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Despondent \De*spond"ent\, a. [L. despondens, -entis, p. pr. of
     Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited;
     as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner. --
     De*spond"ent*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: without or almost without hope; "despondent about his
             failure"; "too heartsick to fight back" [syn:
             despondent, heartsick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "despondent":
     affording no hope, apathetic, bleak, blue, bowed-down, cast down,
     cheerless, comfortless, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing,
     desperate, desponding, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened,
     dismal, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy,
     feeling low, forlorn, grieving, grim, heartless, hopeless,
     hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in despair, in low spirits,
     in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, low,
     low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, morose, mourning, pessimistic,
     pining, sad, sorrowful, spiritless, subdued, suicidal, unhappy,
     unhopeful, weary of life, without hope, woebegone, world-weary

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