Despondency and Discouragement


Despondency noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: in despondency because he couldn't seem to settle into a lasting relationship

Discouragement is a synonym for despondency in melancholy topic. In some cases you can use "Discouragement" instead a noun "Despondency", when it comes to topics like dejection, consternation, disheartenment. popular alternative


Discouragement noun - The state of being discouraged.
Usage example: I tried desperately to avoid discouragement after failing the bar exam twice

Despondency is a synonym for discouragement in melancholy topic. You can use "Despondency" instead a noun "Discouragement", if it concerns topics such as depression, consternation, dispiritedness. popular alternative

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