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despondency

noun de·spon·den·cy \-dən-sē\

Definition of DESPONDENCY

:  the state of being despondent :  dejection, hopelessness

Examples of DESPONDENCY

  1. <in despondency because he couldn't seem to settle into a lasting relationship>
  2. <in their despondency they seemingly forgot that losing teams can become winning teams in a single season>

First Known Use of DESPONDENCY

1653

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