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Definitions for despondency
dɪˈspɒn dən side·spon·den·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolatenessnoun

    feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

Wiktionary

  1. despondencynoun

    The loss of hope or confidence; despair or dejection.

  2. despondencynoun

    A feeling of depression or disheartenment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Despondencynoun

    Despair; hopelesness; desperation.

    Etymology: from despondent.

ChatGPT

  1. despondency

    Despondency is a state of feeling extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression. It refers to the loss of hope or confidence. This emotional state often arises from failure, disappointment, or a significant setback.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despondencynoun

    the state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of despondency in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of despondency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of despondency in a Sentence

  1. Ramayana:

    Whate?er the work a man performs, The most effective aid to its completion? The most prolific source of true success? Is energy, without despondency.

  2. Raul Gallegos:

    Chavistas are willing to drive this country into a level of despondency and reduce the economy to a level Venezuela hasn't seen in decades as long as they can remain in power.

  3. Bharavi:

    As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.

  4. Nelson Moses:

    Never before have we witnessed more engagement surrounding mental health. Thanks to Covid, everyone is in the same boat of despair and despondency, it has gone from (being) swept under the carpet to hitting the ceiling.

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