n. a state of hopelessness and despair in which self-esteem and self-image are at their lowest. This comes as a result of life-changing events such as financial ruin, relationship breakups, or failed suicide attempts. It is further aggravated by addiction problems and severe depression disorders.

BOTTOMING OUT: "People who have reached rock-bottom in their career, finances, or lovelife sometimes experience a bottoming out of their entire life."
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