despondency [di spän′dən sē]
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Despondency is defined as a state of feeling hopeless or dejected.
An example of when you are in a state of despondency is when your lover has just left you and you feel hopeless and as if there is no point in going on with your life.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
loss of courage or hope; dejection
Origin: see despondent
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.