Definition of Slough of despond

1. Noun. (formal) extreme depression.

Language type: Formality
Generic synonyms: Depression



Definition of Slough of despond

1. Noun. A state of despondency. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slough Of Despond

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slouched
sloucher
slouchers
slouches
slouchier
slouchiest
slouchily
slouchiness
slouchinesses
slouching
slouchingly
slouchy
slough
slough of despond (current term)
sloughed
sloughier
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sloughing phagedena
sloughing ulcer
sloughs
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slovakia
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slovenia
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slovenliest

Literary usage of Slough of despond

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1. The Bookman (1903)
"CHRISTIAN PASSES THE LIONS. IN THE CAGE AT VANITY FAIR. CHRISTIAN IN THE SLOUGH OF DESPOND. CHRISTIAN AND HOPEFUL DELIVERED FROM THE NET. ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress, from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1842)
"Slough of DESPOND cannot be mendel. Sir, wherefore, since over this place is the way from ' the city of DESTRUCTION to yonder gate, is it that ' this plat ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1844)
"0** heard any body speak of, if it had but the least appearance of opposition in it. I hear that he lay roaring at the Slough of Despond for above a month ..."

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