despond

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1de·spond

intransitive verb \di-ˈspänd\

Definition of DESPOND

:  to become despondent

Examples of DESPOND

  1. <we must not despond even though we live in trying times>

Origin of DESPOND

Latin despondēre, from de- + spondēre to promise solemnly — more at spouse
First Known Use: 1655

2despond

noun

Definition of DESPOND

Examples of DESPOND

  1. <he sank into a crushing despond after his wife left him>
  2. <loss of his job threw him into a deep despond>

First Known Use of DESPOND

1678

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