Despondent and Sorrowful


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Despondent adjective – Feeling or showing no hope.
Usage example: after four days and still no word that the missing plane had been located, the relatives were despondent

Sorrowful is a synonym for despondent in melancholy topic. In some cases you can use "Sorrowful" instead an adjective "Despondent", when it comes to topics like dejected, depressed, sad, wretched.
Nearby Words: despondency, despond, despondently, despondence, desponding
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Sorrowful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death

Despondent is a synonym for sorrowful in sad topic. You can use "Despondent" instead an adjective "Sorrowful", if it concerns topics such as wretched, mournful.
Nearby Words: sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
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character despondent character sorrowful character
moments despondent moments sorrowful moments
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