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despondence

noun de·spon·dence \di-ˈspän-dən(t)s\

Definition of DESPONDENCE

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Examples of DESPONDENCE

  1. <her slumping posture betrayed a growing despondence>
  2. <the ability to endure defeat without despondence has allowed him to weather the ups and downs of an acting career>

First Known Use of DESPONDENCE

1657

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