despondence


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Synonyms for despondence

Synonyms for despondence

feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

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The experiences of battle - first glory and ultimately disillusion and despondence - would colour the rest of Hitler's life and career.
In an uncharacteristicly overt tone of despondence, Rawls wrote, "Historically one of the main defects of constitutional government has been the failure to insure the fair value of political liberty.
In this sense, the end of the novel leaves its reader with a sense of disillusionment and despondence.
But we should make a transition from helplessness and despondence to success.
Also known by its positive pole of emotional stability, neuroticism embodies feelings such as anxiousness, hostility, anger and despondence (Barrick and Mount, 1991; John and Srivastava, 1999) and those high in neuroticism are found to be indecisive, impulsive, and often engage in avoidance strategies to cope (Antonioni, 1998), which can result in negative relationships with others and poor overall interpersonal relationship quality (Lopes et al.
Frith points out that cognitive behavioral therapy could help depressed people recalculate their experiences by putting less weight on negative experiences and perhaps breaking out of cycles of despondence.
And furthermore, the abuse of public office for self-aggrandisement has led to a general sense of despondence in most countries as economic turnaround initiatives come to nought before they are even conceptualised, because of corruption.
It was a long walk out to the wood splitter and then across the road to the trail that went down, but he knew for a fact that each of them, he and she, had been out there in their own fits of despondence, and had trudged all the way down to the old hotel alone.
WITH ITS THEMES OF DISPLACEMENT, DESPONDENCE AND DEPARTURE, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA --ISAO TAKAHATA'S FIRST FEATURE IN FOURTEEN YEARS--IS A FITTING SWAN SONG FROM ONE OF ANIMATION'S GREATEST DIRECTORS, WRITES PAUL JACKSON.
The distraction was enough for a short BBC Earth video to catch my attention before utter despondence overtook me.
Texas Republican reaction to the administration's stance ranged from anger to despondence on Wednesday evening.
I think the restlessness, the despondence, the frustration I've been feeling with this column and blog of late (and in many ways, life in general) likely comes from too much trying to figure this out on my own.
His messages on Twitter now chronicle the despondence and anguish of a once super-fit champion, awarded an MBE for his achievements, who cannot afford the electric wheelchair he needs to regain his independence.
Director Rupert Wyatt leads a few forays into the moral gutter and despondence of those who can lose everything in just a few seconds, and as the mental scars grow deeper, Bennett relentlessly sinks further into the abyss and loses all semblance of gratitude and remorse for those trying to help him.
Recording studios, marbleappointed boudoirs, home theater systems, hookers without borders, even stripper bars inside the penitentiary make for excellent copy and provide endless gossip on the luxuries enjoyed by criminals inside compared to the despondence of innocents outside.