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despondency (s) (noun), despondencies (pl)
1. A loss of courage and hope; being very sad and having a feeling that nothing good can come: After the divorce from his wife of twenty-five years, Gilbert was going through a period of deep despondency.
2. Etymology: from Latin de-, "away, without" + spondere, "to promise"; therefore, "without promise" and "without hope".
A condition of the absence or hope with serious depressions.
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A condition of gloominess, hopelessness, and extreme unhappiness. (1)