despond definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be disheartened or discouraged.
    • to quit the will, nerve, or spirit; is carefully disheartened; to get rid of all nerve; in order to become dispirited or despondent; to just take an unhopeful view.
  • noun:
    • Despondency: "The outward program of fight masked a spreading inner despond during the White Home” ( Newsweek).
    • Despondency.
    • Despondency.
    • Despondency.
  • verb:
    • to quit the will, courage, or character; in order to become dejected, drop heart.
    • shed self-confidence or hope; become dejected
  • others:
    • To lose heart, quality, or hope; be cast straight down; be depressed or dejected at heart.
    • Synonyms Despair, Despond. Despair indicates an overall total lack of hope; despond will not. Despondency creates a disposition to relax or relinquish work; despair usually stops all work. See despair, n.

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