dispirited

[ dih-spir-i-tid ]
/ dɪˈspɪr ɪ tɪd /

adjective

discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.

Origin of dispirited

First recorded in 1640–50; dispirit + -ed2

Related forms

dis·pir·it·ed·ly, adverbdis·pir·it·ed·ness, noun

Definition for dispirited (2 of 2)

dispirit

[ dih-spir-it ]
/ dɪˈspɪr ɪt /

verb (used with object)

to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.

Origin of dispirit

First recorded in 1635–45; di-2 + spirit
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British Dictionary definitions for dispirited (1 of 2)

dispirited

/ (dɪˈspɪrɪtɪd) /

adjective

low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged

Derived Forms

dispiritedly, adverbdispiritedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for dispirited (2 of 2)

dispirit

/ (dɪˈspɪrɪt) /

verb

(tr) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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