FORLORN: 1. Abandoned; disconsolate; hopeless. 2. Characterized by sadness or loneliness, especially from being deserted or abandoned. [see leu- , to forfeit, lose.] DEPRESSED: SYNONYMS blue, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, dispirited, downcast, downhearted. Affected or marked by low spirits: lonely and blue in a strange city; dejected but trying to look cheerful; disconsolate leader of a besieged town; dispirited worker facing a plant closing; downcast after a defeat. DISCONSOLATE: 1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected. See Synonyms at depressed. 2. Cheerless; gloomy. [Latin dis- + consolatus, to console.] HOPELESS: Bleak; comfortless; forlorn.
COMFORT: SYNONYMS comforted, consoled, solaced. Given hope or help in time of grief or pain: solaced with a hot cup of coffee. CONSOLED: Having allayed the sorrow or grief of. [Latin com- + solari, to comfort.] See Synonyms at comfort. HOPEFUL: 1. Desiring and considering possible. 2. To look forward with desire and usually with a measure of confidence in the likelihood of gaining what is desired. CHEERFUL: 1. Having comfort or encouragement. 2. Having lightness of spirits or mood; having gaiety or joy. 3. Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry. [Old French chiere, face.] SPIRITED: Having an attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy or courage. [Latin spirare, to breathe.] SOLACED: Comforted, cheered, or consoled, as in trouble or sorrow. Allayed or assuaged. See Synonyms at comfort. [Latin solari, to console.]
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definitions from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition &
Roget’s International Thesaurus, Fourth Edition