despondent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word despondent
think like des 'pond'-> 'ponder' when we dont ponder(think) eventually we lose hope
DEreSPOND...means no response...a person who is in low spirits doesn't respond hence suffer from despondency
desp+on+dent = desperate person dented (hit emotionally) = gloomy and depressed...
relate it with response. one who is in good mood gives response. one who is depressed relate it to response. one who is cheerful gives response, one who is depressed(despondent) does not give ane response.
despondent is like desperate, (also called despo in slang).. he loses almost all hope
when u get disappointed by something....thn u become depress by it
Imagine a sad and hopeless person sitting on the edge of a 'pond' and 'pondering' over his misfortune....desPONDent.
Because North Korea is ruled by a despot, the whole country feels hopeless.
despondent=desh already is in ponded in corruption no body can rectify it...
rem with correspondent-take despondent as removing him from post-so he will be depressed,gloomy.
sounds like DEPRESSED STUDENT
sounds like de + sponsor. You would be desponsored only if they lose hope on you and give up on you
if you don't score good in GRE even after diligent hardwork u feel despondent
DE+ (corre)SPONDENT : if u are even replying to a correspondent then u r very DEPRESSED and GLOOMY.
opposite of respondant (cheerful)....
despondent : des (this) + ponde (pond) + nt (not); We are despondent as 'this pond' also does 'not' have any water and there is no other source of water left in our village.
when u r 'Respondent' u r not 'Respondent', u r too 'depressed' to answer and talk to others
in despair, disappointed, not responding, depressed, sitting near a pond and pondering in gloom