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despond

[dih-spond or especially for 2, des-pond] /dɪˈspɒnd or especially for 2, ˈdɛs pɒnd/
verb (used without object)
1.
to be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage.
noun
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin dēspondēre to give up, lose heart, promise, equivalent to dē- de- + spondēre to promise
Related forms
desponder, noun
despondingly, adverb
undesponding, adjective
undespondingly, adverb
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despond

verb (dɪˈspɒnd)
1.
(intransitive) to lose heart or hope; become disheartened; despair
noun (ˈdɛspɒnd; dɪˈspɒnd)
2.
(archaic) lack of hope; despondency
Derived Forms
despondingly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēspondēre to promise, make over to, yield, lose heart, from de- + spondēre to promise
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