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Definition of Despondency

Despondency

  1. The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.

Despondency Quotations

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I had many moments of disappointment, despondency, and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged day by day and discussing them with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next.
Eric Kandel

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
George Eliot

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Baruch Spinoza

Every accountable child of God needs to set goals, short- and long-range goals. A man who is pressing forward to accomplish worthy goals can soon put despondency under his feet, and once a goal is accomplished, others can be set up.
Ezra Taft Benson
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Despondency Translations

despondency in German is Verzagtheit, Mutlosigkeit
despondency in Italian is scoraggiamento
despondency in Spanish is desaliento
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