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despondency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despondency  \De*spond"en*cy\,  n. 
  The  state  of  desponding;  loss  of  hope  and  cessation  of 
  effort;  discouragement;  depression  or  dejection  of  the  mind. 
 
  The  unhappy  prince  seemed,  during  some  days,  to  be  sunk 
  in  despondency.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despondency 
  n  :  feeling  downcast  and  disheartened  and  hopeless  [syn:  {despondence}, 
  {heartsickness},  {disconsolateness}] 




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