- discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.
Origin of dispirited
- to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.
Origin of dispirit
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Examples from the Web for dispirited
Only two years ago, with awful economic numbers and a dispirited opposition, he was riding high.What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight
November 6, 2014
While fans of snubbed teams will be furious, or dispirited, or both, Wellman will crush in the aftermath of Tourney selection.Meet the Man to Hate on Selection Sunday
March 16, 2014
Such efforts have reenergized a movement that seemed, until recently, to be dispirited.Political Parity’s Drive to Help Women Win
January 19, 2012
It is a measure of just how dispirited the Democratic base is that its members were not sure that Obama had even this much in him.Obama's Finally Ready to Rumble
September 8, 2010
He never saw anyone abuse prisoners, whom he describes as a dispirited lot for the most part.My Father, The Inglourious Basterd
August 9, 2009
Dilly looked at this product of the patient art of woman with a dispirited gaze.Meadow Grass
He was sad and dispirited, and ill at ease with his own heart.
Conyers sat alone in his barrack-room, very sad and dispirited.
He did not so much brood as rage inwardly in a dull, dispirited way.The Rescue
"Well don't be dispirited," said Lorand, drawing me towards him and embracing me.Debts of Honor
- low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged
- (tr) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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Word Origin and History for dispirited
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