Despond Definition

dĭ-spŏnd
desponds
verb
To lose courage or hope; become disheartened; be depressed.
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noun
Despondency.
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Origin of Despond

  • Latin dēspondēre to give up dē- de- spondēre to promise spend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin despondere ‘give up, abandon’, from de- + spondere ‘promise’.

    From Wiktionary

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