despondency


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de·spon·den·cy

 (dĭ-spŏn′dən-sē)
n.
Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.

de•spond•en•cy

(dɪˈspɒn dən si)

also de•spond′ence,



n.
the state of being despondent; depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection.
[1645–55]
syn: See despair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.despondency - feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

despondency

noun dejection, depression, despair, misery, gloom, sadness, desperation, melancholy, hopelessness, the hump (Brit. informal), discouragement, wretchedness, low spirits, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, downheartedness There's a mood of gloom and despondency in the country.

despondency

noun
Translations
يَأْس، فُتور العَزيمَه
malomyslnostskleslost
fortvivlelsemodløshed
csüggedtség
vonleysi

despondency

[dɪsˈpɒndənsɪ] N despondence [disˈpɒndəns] Nabatimiento m, desaliento m, pesimismo m

despondency

[dɪˈspɒndənsi] n (= dejection) → découragement m, abattement m

despondency

[dɪsˈpɒndənsɪ] n (frm) → abbattimento, avvilimento

despondent

(diˈspondənt) adjective
feeling miserable, unhappy, gloomy etc. She was utterly despondent at her failure.
deˈspondently adverb
deˈspondency noun

despondency

n. desaliento; desesperación.
References in classic literature ?
Somehow the kind act finished her despondency, and when all the rest went to show themselves to Mrs.
She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.
In the case of our old gentlewoman, after the excitement of new effort had subsided, the despondency of her whole life threatened, ever and anon, to return.
She could recognize her wild, desperate, defiant mood, the flightiness of her temper, and even some of the very cloud-shapes of gloom and despondency that had brooded in her heart.
I looked at the boy in sorrow; and as I looked I saw the cloud of a deep despondency settle upon his counte- nance.
Next morning we went on in good spirits for a while, though our way was slow and difficult, by reason of the steep and rocky nature of the ground and the thickness of the forest; but at last a dull despondency crept into the men's faces and it was apparent that not only they, but even the guides, were now convinced that we were lost.
Remain where you are, Catherine,' he said; without any anger in his voice, but with much sorrowful despondency.
At a private interview with Miss Garth she had referred again, of her own accord, to the subject of her letter from London -- had spoken self-reproachfully of her weakness in admitting Captain Wragge's impudent claim to a family connection with her -- and had then reverted to the state of her health and to the doubtful prospect that awaited her in the coming summer in a tone of despondency which it was very distressing to hear.
Gummidge, he roused that victim of despondency with a success never attained by anyone else (so Mr.
Now, Handel," Herbert replied, in his gay hopeful way, "it seems to me that in the despondency of the tender passion, we are looking into our gift-horse's mouth with a magnifying-glass.
That of the serf, or bondsman, was sad and sullen; his aspect was bent on the ground with an appearance of deep dejection, which might be almost construed into apathy, had not the fire which occasionally sparkled in his red eye manifested that there slumbered, under the appearance of sullen despondency, a sense of oppression, and a disposition to resistance.
From this summit of glorious ambition he was thrown, several months later, into the depths of grief and despondency.