predespondency

despondency

[dih-spon-duhn-see]
noun
state of being despondent; depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection.
Also, despondence.


Origin:
1645–55; despond + -ency

predespondency, noun


melancholy, gloom. See despair.


joy.
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despondency
1650s, from despondence.
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