Despondency and Forlornness


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

Forlornness and despondency are semantically related in desperation topic. In some cases you can use "Forlornness" instead a noun "Despondency".
Nearby Words: despondent, despond, despondently, despondence
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Forlornness noun – A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: seemingly nothing could relieve the losing team's forlornness

Despondency and forlornness are semantically related in despair topic. You can use "Despondency" instead a noun "Forlornness", if it concerns topics such as depression, gloom, unhappiness, desperation.
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