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dispirited


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispirit  \Dis*pir"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispirited};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dispiriting}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  spirit.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  cheerful  spirits;  to  depress  the  spirits  of 
  to  dishearten;  to  discourage. 
 
  Not  dispirited  with  my  afflictions.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  has  dispirited  himself  by  a  debauch.  --Collier. 
 
  2.  To  distill  or  infuse  the  spirit  of  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  This  makes  a  man  master  of  his  learning,  and 
  dispirits  the  book  into  the  scholar.  --Fuller. 
 
  Syn:  To  dishearten;  discourage;  deject;  damp;  depress;  cast 
  down  intimidate;  daunt;  cow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispirited  \Dis*pir"it*ed\,  a. 
  Depressed  in  spirits;  disheartened;  daunted.  -- 
  {Dis*pir"it*ed*ly},  adv  --  {Dis*pir"it*ed},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispirited 
  adj  1:  marked  by  low  spirits;  showing  no  enthusiasm;  "a  dispirited 
  and  divided  Party";  "reacted  to  the  crisis  with 
  listless  resignation"  [syn:  {listless}] 
  2:  low  in  spirits;  "lonely  and  blue  in  a  strange  city"; 
  "depressed  by  the  loss  of  his  job";  "a  dispirited  and 
  resigned  expression  on  her  face";  "downcast  after  his 
  defeat";  "feeling  discouraged  and  downhearted"  [syn:  {blue}, 
  {depressed},  {down(p)},  {downcast},  {downhearted},  {low}, 
  {low-spirited}] 




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