As nouns the difference between desmond and despond
is that desmond
is a lower second class honours or 22 degree while despond
is (archaic) despondency.
As a verb despond is
to give up the will, courage, or spirit; to become dejected, lose heart.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(en proper noun
An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Deasmhumhnaigh " a man from South Munster".
derived from the surname; popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.
* 1988 , Joey's Case , ISBN 0892963476, page 132:
English surnames from Irish
- I call him Bradford because it makes me feel like I'm in a soap opera. That's what they name men on soap operas. Bradford and Desmond and Elliott and Royce.
To give up the will, courage, or spirit; to become dejected, lose heart.
* Scott's Letters
* John Locke
- I should despair, or at least despond .
* D. Webster
- Others depress their own minds, [and] despond at the first difficulty.
- We wish that desponding patriotism may turn its eyes hitherward, and be assured that foundations of our national power still stand strong.