What does the word despondency mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Dejection. despondence.

Usage examples for despondency

  1. At that he was ashamed, and a feeling of despondency seized him. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  2. Some voices fill you with despondency. – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
  3. Her whole object now was to relieve as much as possible the despondency and misery so plainly pictured in the poor girl's face. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope