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dispirited

[dih-spir-i-tid]
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adjective
  1. discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.
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Origin of dispirited

First recorded in 1640–50; dispirit + -ed2
Related formsdis·pir·it·ed·ly, adverbdis·pir·it·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dispiritedly

Historical Examples

  • "And it's little worth his while to make the journey to see me," said he, dispiritedly.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly

    Charles James Lever

  • The rest hung about dispiritedly, and waited for what might transpire.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • There was a cheery ring to Zenie's voice that had been wont to drag so dispiritedly.

    Stubble

    George Looms

  • "The tellecarbon must have developed a mind of its own," he said dispiritedly.

    Tillie

    Roger Phillips Graham

  • No more than a dozen men were in there talking earnestly but dispiritedly.

    The Runaway Skyscraper

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for dispiritedly

dispirited

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