Despondency

Definition of Despondency

De`spond´en`cy
n.1.The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.
The unhappy prince seemed, during some days, to be sunk in despondency.
- Macaulay.

Related Words

Schmerz, Slough of Despond, acedia, apathy, blank despondency, cave of Trophonius, cave of despair, death wish, dejectedness, dejection, depression, despair, desperateness, desperation, despondentness, disconsolateness, discouragement, disheartenment, dispiritedness, down trip, downcastness, downer, downheartedness, drooping spirits, forlornness, heartlessness, hopelessness, low spirits, lowness, lowness of spirit, malaise, no exit, no way, no way out, oppression, pessimism, self-destructive urge, sinking heart, sloth, spiritlessness, suicidal despair, taedium vitae, weariness of life
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