Desmond vs Despond - What's the difference?

desmond | despond |


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?

desmond

English

Proper noun

(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:
  • 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.
    English surnames from Irish

    despond

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give up the will, courage, or spirit; to become dejected, lose heart.
  • *
  • * Scott's Letters
  • I should despair, or at least despond .
  • * John Locke
  • Others depress their own minds, [and] despond at the first difficulty.
  • * D. Webster
  • We wish that desponding patriotism may turn its eyes hitherward, and be assured that foundations of our national power still stand strong.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (archaic) Despondency.
  • Synonyms

    * despair