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Meaning of DESPONDENCY

Pronunciation:  di'spândunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
 

DESPONDENCY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: despondence, disconsolateness, heartsickness
 
 See Also: blue devils, depression

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*spond"en*cy\, n.
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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acedia, apathy, blank despondency, cave of despair, cave of Trophonius, 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, Schmerz, self-destructive urge, sinking heart, sloth, Slough of Despond, spiritlessness, suicidal despair, taedium vitae, weariness of life
 

 

 

 

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