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Meaning of despond

de•spond

Pronunciation: (di-spond' or, esp. for 2, des'pond), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage.
—n.
  1. despondency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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