despondency

noun de·spon·den·cy \ -dən-sē \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of despondency

: 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

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despondency

noun de·spon·den·cy \ di-ˈspän-dən-sē \

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