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despondency

[ dih-spon-duhn-see ]
/ dɪˈspɒn dən si /
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noun
state of being despondent; depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also de·spond·ence [dih-spon-duhns] /dɪˈspɒn dəns/ .

Origin of despondency

First recorded in 1645–55; despond + -ency

synonym study for despondency

See despair.

OTHER WORDS FROM despondency

pre·de·spond·en·cy, noun
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