desponding

despond

[dih-spond or especially for 2, des-pond]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage.
noun

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin dēspondēre to give up, lose heart, promise, equivalent to dē- de- + spondēre to promise

desponder, noun
despondingly, adverb
undesponding, adjective
undespondingly, adverb
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despond
 
vb
1.  (intr) to lose heart or hope; become disheartened; despair
 
n
2.  archaic lack of hope; despondency
 
[C17: from Latin dēspondēre to promise, make over to, yield, lose heart, from de- + spondēre to promise]
 
de'spondingly
 
adv

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