slough of despond


slough of de·spond

\ˌsla-əv-di-ˈspänd, ˌslü-\

Definition of SLOUGH OF DESPOND

:  a state of extreme depression

Origin of SLOUGH OF DESPOND

from the Slough of Despond, deep bog into which Christian falls on the way from the City of Destruction and from which Help saves him in the allegory Pilgrim's Progress (1678) by John Bunyan
First Known Use: 1776

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