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Friday word: Despondency

despondency, n. de·spon·den·cy \-dən-sē\


: the state of being despondent or extremely low in spirits : dejection, hopelessness

<sank into despondency while he was unemployed>

Examples:

in despondency because he couldn't seem to settle into a lasting relationship

in their despondency they seemingly forgot that losing teams can become winning teams in a single season

Etymology

Latin despondēre, from de- + spondēre to promise solemnly

First Known Use: 1653
Tags: d, latin, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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