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dispirit

[dih-spir-it] /dɪˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; di-2 + spirit
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British Dictionary definitions for dispiriting

dispiriting

/dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging
Derived Forms
dispiritingly, adverb

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 dispiriting

dispirit

v.

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

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