despond despond


  • (v) lose confidence or hope; become dejected

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  1. And the party's current despond seemed to enhance the rowdiness in Ames.
  2. For the American people, the astronaut's triumph came as a particularly welcome gift after a year of disruption and despond.
  3. Several hopeful seasons followed, but eventually the Mets fell back into their hammock of despond, a team that rarely tested the limits of mediocrity.



  • "No matter where I was in the United States or abroad," Wallace said, "He would find me and try to talk me out of the slough of despond that I was in."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Mike Wallace Source: NPR

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