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 dispiriting (1 of 2)

dispiriting

/ (dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging

Derived Forms

dispiritingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for dispiriting (2 of 2)

dispirit

/ (dɪˈspɪrɪt) /

verb

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