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Daemon
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despondent

(adjective) Feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.

Synonyms: heartsick

Usage: I did my best to take Mike's mind off his problems, but he was too despondent to smile at my corny jokes.
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Dr Sanchika Gupta wrote:
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I have memory gaps, Doc, and it makes me utterly despondent.

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“Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.”

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Despondent:

Adjective:
disheartened
discouraged
dispirited
downhearted
low-spirited
in low spirits
hopeless
downcast
cast down
crestfallen
down
low


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Adyl Mouhei
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“There was, however, a difference between his mood and that of the rest of the cabinet. They felt desperate; he felt challenged.”


William Raymond Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932
tags: depression, despondency, leadership, resiliency
thar
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The Slough of Despond:



Quote:
The Slough of Despond ("swamp of despair") is a fictional, deep bog in John Bunyan's allegory The Pilgrim's Progress, into which the protagonist Christian sinks under the weight of his sins and his sense of guilt for them.

It is described in the text:[1]

This miry Slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually run, and therefore is it called the Slough of Despond: for still as the sinner is awakened about his lost condition, there ariseth in his soul many fears, and doubts, and discouraging apprehensions, which all of them get together, and settle in this place; and this is the reason of the badness of this ground.

The "Slough of Despond" may have been inspired by Squitch Fen, a wet and marshy area near his cottage in Harrowden, Bedfordshire, which Bunyan had to cross on his way to church in Elstow, or "The Souls' Slough" on the Great North Road between Tempsford and Biggleswade.[2]


Which is all good - despair as a bog you can't get out of is a very good metaphor.

It is just a bit unfortunate for the people of the town called Slough. Whistle

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lazarius wrote:
Dr Sanchika Gupta wrote:
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I have memory gaps, Doc, and it makes me utterly despondent.

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No need to worry, Dr says ok.
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