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

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