despondent
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(pronounced dih-SPAHN-dehnt)

This word actually sounds sad when you say it, which is good because it will help you remember that it means displaying or feeling intense depression, discouragement, or gloominess.

Example: The high level of tension and relentless bickering between the firm’s partners had resulted in an entire office full of despondent, unproductive employees, which, sadly, only led to more tension and bickering.