The definition of despondent is having the feeling of losing courage or hope.
An example of despondent is a suicidal person; a despondent person.
filled with despondency; dejected
Origin of despondentClassical Latin despondens, present participle of despondere: see despond
Feeling or expressing despondency; dejected. See Synonyms at depressed.
(comparative more despondent, superlative most despondent)
From Latin despondere (“to give up, to abandon”).