dispirited

[dih-spir-i-tid]

adjective

discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.

Nearby words

  1. dispersive power,
  2. dispersoid,
  3. disphenoid,
  4. dispireme,
  5. dispirit,
  6. dispiriting,
  7. dispiteous,
  8. displace,
  9. displaced,
  10. displaced homemaker

Origin of dispirited

First recorded in 1640–50; dispirit + -ed2

Related formsdis·pir·it·ed·ly, adverbdis·pir·it·ed·ness, noun

dispirit

[dih-spir-it]

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

dispirited

adjective

low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged
Derived Formsdispiritedly, adverbdispiritedness, noun

dispirit

verb

(tr) 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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