dispiriting

dispirit

[dih-spir-it]
verb (used with object)
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.

Origin:
1635–45; di-2 + spirit

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

dispiriting (dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ)
 
adj
tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging
 
dis'piritingly
 
adv

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dispirit
1640s, from dis- + spirit. Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.
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