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 Dictionary entry overview: What does despond mean? 

DESPOND (verb)
  The verb DESPOND has 1 sense:

1. lose confidence or hope; become dejected

  Familiarity information: DESPOND used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESPOND (verb)

Sense 1despond [BACK TO TOP]


Lose confidence or hope; become dejected

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The supporters of the Presidential candidate desponded when they learned the early results of the election

Hypernyms (to "despond" is one way to...):

despair (abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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