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despondence

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noun de·spon·dence \di-ˈspän-dən(t)s\

Definition of despondence



Examples of despondence in a sentence

  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>



1657

First Known Use of despondence

1657


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