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dispirited

[dih-spir-i-tid] /dɪˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; dispirit + -ed2
Related forms
dispiritedly, adverb
dispiritedness, noun

dispirit

[dih-spir-it] /dɪˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.
Origin
1635-45; di-2 + spirit
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  • We're discussing it-really, we're having a dispirited argument.
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  • When asked why, he grew sad and dispirited, and said that he was too emotionally caught up in the tragedy.
  • But the writer remains dispirited by the impoverishment that comes with this closing of the mind to novelty.
  • The players have looked tired and dispirited and out-of-sorts.
  • Yesterday, dispirited people found it their duty to rapidly reconstruct an intricate financial system.
  • dispirited soldiers were poorly clothed and undernourished.
British Dictionary definitions for dispirited

dispirited

/dɪˈspɪrɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged
Derived Forms
dispiritedly, adverb
dispiritedness, noun

dispirit

/dɪˈspɪrɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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Word Origin and History for dispirited

dispirit

v.

1640s; see dis- + spirit (n.). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.

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