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dispiriting


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispiriting 
  adj  1:  destructive  of  morale  and  self-reliance  [syn:  {demoralizing}, 
  {demoralising},  {disheartening}] 
  2:  causing  dejection;  "a  blue  day";  "the  dark  days  of  the  war"; 
  "a  week  of  rainy  depressing  weather";  "a  disconsolate 
  winter  landscape";  "the  first  dismal  dispiriting  days  of 
  November";  "a  dark  gloomy  day";  "grim  rainy  weather"  [syn: 
  {blue},  {dark},  {depressing},  {disconsolate},  {dismal},  {gloomy}, 
  {grim}] 




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