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/ dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ /


  1. tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging

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Derived Forms

  • disˈpiritingly, adverb

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Example Sentences

Perhaps even the indefatigable John Kerry might be discouraged from more futile and dispiriting peace talks.

What do you find most dispiriting about the current talk news climate?

It makes for disturbing and dispiriting but essential and educational reading.

So, Obama either did not do that or—more dispiriting to contemplate—he did do it and this still happened.

This is as outrageous as it is dispiriting (and predictable).

But both the young women were fairly cheerful; such weather on a dry upland is not in itself dispiriting.

When fault has to be found, let it be done sharply and once for all, but nagging is dispiriting and intolerable.

Her threatened sentence, however, so far from dispiriting the Reformer increased his courage.

Yes, it is a comfort to me, in the midst of so many dispiriting European signs, that France has come so far through her struggle.

This persistent desertion was almost as dispiriting as open hostility, and an evil fate seemed to hang over the expedition.


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