Definition of despond in English:
verb[no object] archaic
Become dejected and lose confidence.
- The morning of June 8th, he rose late because ‘I was desponding, owing to a little difference between my wife and me.’
- Did perhaps their hearts despond, because lonesomeness had swallowed me like a whale?
- These… these are things that you needn't despond over at your age.
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A state of unhappiness and low spirits.
- And she had affected so many people so deeply, that her loss on the negative side took them much deeper into grief and despond, I think, than anybody had ever experienced.
- That is making it nearly impossible to craft monetary policy that is both hawkish on inflation, and doesn't throw huge economies deeper into the slough of economic despond.
- Against that has to be weighed the tired limbs of an unusually arduous season and the traditional role of the eternal unfulfilled that may once again drag them down into a familiar despond.
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