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despond

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verb de·spond \di-ˈspänd\

Definition of despond

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become despondent

Examples of despond in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of despond

Latin despondēre, from de- + spondēre to promise solemnly — more at spouse


First Known Use: 1655


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despond

noun de·spond

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