Definition of despondency:
despondence, dolefulness, happy, feelings, mope, sorrowfulness, miserableness, hope, gloom, blue devils, heavy-heartedness, heartsickness, doldrums, disconsolateness, desolation, dumps, mopes, funk, despond, oppression, desperateness, unhappiness, dismay, demoralization, dysphoria.
dejection (part of speech: noun)
- hopelessness (part of speech: noun)
Thus, as he moved on from battery to battery, at times our Commandant talked earnestly, wistfully, and at times fell to a despondent silence; and still between his eagerness and his despondency the personal question awoke-" He is kind, but he is here to pass judgment on me.- "Major Vigoureux", A. T. Quiller-Couch.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.