despondency

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noun de·spon·den·cy \-dən-sē\

Definition of despondency

  1. :  the state of being despondent or extremely low in spirits :  dejection, hopelessness sank into despondency while he was unemployed

Examples of despondency in a sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of despondency

see 1despond


First Known Use: 1653


DESPONDENCY Defined for Kids

despondency

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noun de·spon·den·cy \di-ˈspän-dən-sē\

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