Pronunciation of Despondence
/dɪspˈɒndəns/, /dɪspˈɒndəns/, /d_ɪ_s_p_ˈɒ_n_d_ə_n_s/

Synonyms for despondence:

Sense 1

dysphoria, doldrums, hopelessness, mournfulness, dolefulness, downheartedness, heavy-heartedness, glumness, Desperateness.

Sense 2

desperation, dumps, sadness, dejection.

Sense 3

blues, gloom.

Sense 4

melancholy, funk, mope.

Sense 5


Other synonyms and related words:

doldrums, despond, dispiritedness, depression, dejection, dolefulness, disconsolateness, Desperateness, despondency, mournfulness, blue devils, downheartedness, dreariness, desolation, hopelessness, mopes, heartsickness, dumps, sorrowfulness, Miserableness, glumness, dysphoria, melancholy, heavy-heartedness, sadness, mope, desperation, funk, despair, forlornness, blues, gloom.

Sense 2 (noun)

gloom, mope, downheartedness, depression, heavy-heartedness, melancholy, glumness, dolefulness, funk, dejection, dumps, sadness, blues, dysphoria, doldrums, mournfulness.

despondence (noun)

disconsolateness, despondency, heartsickness.

discontentment (noun)

displeasure, anxiety, non-satisfaction, wretchedness, anguish, unhappiness, inquietude, misery, discontent, sourness, boredom, ennui, uneasiness, frustration, cheerlessness, exasperation, discomposure, irritation, discomfort, uncomfortableness, disquiet, dissatisfaction, gloominess, joylessness, disgruntlement, angst.

feeling (noun)

disconsolateness, despondency, heartsickness.

sadness (noun)

disconsolateness, melancholy, glumness, unhappiness, despondency, downheartedness, desperation, depression, Desperateness, blues, despond, dejection, gloominess, dispiritedness, mournfulness, dolefulness, hopelessness, gloom.

Usage examples for despondence:

  • " The sun cannot be yonder," said Hannah, with despondence. - "From-Twice-Told-Tales", Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

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