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dispirited

[dih-spir-i-tid] /dɪˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.
Origin of dispirited
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; dispirit + -ed2
Related forms
dispiritedly, adverb
dispiritedness, noun

dispirit

[dih-spir-it] /dɪˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.
Origin
First recorded in 1635-45; di-2 + spirit
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  • Dilly looked at this product of the patient art of woman with a dispirited gaze.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • He was sad and dispirited, and ill at ease with his own heart.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Conyers sat alone in his barrack-room, very sad and dispirited.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • He did not so much brood as rage inwardly in a dull, dispirited way.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • "Well don't be dispirited," said Lorand, drawing me towards him and embracing me.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for dispirited

dispirited

/dɪˈspɪrɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged
Derived Forms
dispiritedly, adverb
dispiritedness, noun

dispirit

/dɪˈspɪrɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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Word Origin and History for dispirited

dispirit

v.

1640s; see dis- + spirit (n.). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.

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