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Definition of 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

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

This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
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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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