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slough of despond

noun

1 slough of despond

formal Extreme depression.

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more




Roget 837: dejection; dejectedness etc. adj.; depression, prosternation; lowness of spirits, depression of spirits; weight on the spirits, oppression on the spirits, damp on the spirits; low spirits, bad spirits, drooping spirits, ... show more

Roget 859: hopelessness etc. adj.; despair, desperation; despondency, depression etc. (dejection) 837; pessimism, pessimist; Job's comforter; bird of bad omen, ... show more

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