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despondency Line breaks: des¦pond|ency
Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɒnd(ə)nsi/

Definition of despondency in English:


[mass noun]
Low spirits from loss of hope or courage; dejection: an air of despondency
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  • The acute sense of grief and despondency led to a deep depression of spirits that might ordinarily be expected to break the will and deflate any inspirational talent.
  • The mood through the great depression of the 1930s was usually one of deep despondency in the face of mass unemployment at home and the spread of fascism abroad.
  • It means to be aware that the spread of frustration, despondency and despair is actually a process in which all parties are losers.
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