Synonyms for Despondency:
n.doldrums, dysphoria, mope, dolefulness, unhappiness, feelings, happy, funk, dumps, heavy-heartedness, gloom. •dejection (noun)
depression, ennui, moodiness, woefulness, dolorousness, pensiveness, grief, joylessness, mournfulness, sadness, wistfulness, plaintiveness, gloom, anxiety, contemplativeness, despair, sullenness, dreariness, blues, grimness.
blues, dispiritedness, cheerlessness, woefulness, bleakness, funk, dreariness.
despondence, heartsickness, disconsolateness.
cheerlessness, bleakness, glumness, melancholy, spiritlessness, forlornness, gloominess, misery, anguish, pessimism, hopelessness, despair, dispiritedness, desperation, disheartenment, moroseness, downheartedness, depression, dejection, abandonment, heartlessness, discouragement.
dolefulness, heavy-heartedness, grief, Desperateness, dysphoria, doldrums. dumps, unhappiness, gloom. mope. •Other relevant words:
dysphoria, doldrums, dumps, Desperateness, heavy-heartedness, funk, grief, unhappiness, despond, heartsickness, gloom, disconsolateness, despondence, dolefulness, mope.
Usage examples for despondency
While Dorothea sat herself down by the water's edge, her ladyship looked round in vain for a policeman or a park- keeper, holding herself in readiness to prevent the horror she already anticipated, and which drove clear off her mind every thought of her own regrets and despondency – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville