Cause (someone) to lose enthusiasm or hope: the army was dispirited by the uncomfortable winter conditions
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- The talk was that the Irish would lose by a ton but Gatland's previously dispirited team conceded a late try and went down 18-16.
- In doing so it will hopefully help puncture the ideological claims that have done much to demoralise workers and dispirit potential students of work and employment relations.
- I just understand that if you are constantly behind, it dispirits people.
dishearten, discourage, demoralize, cast down, make dejected, make downhearted, depress, dismay, disappoint, daunt, deter, unman, unnerve, crush, sap, shake, throw, cow, subdue, undermine; dampen someone's spirits, bring low
archaic dejectdisheartened, discouraged, demoralized, cast down, downcast, low, low-spirited, dejected, downhearted, depressed, disconsolate; crushed, shattered, sapped, shaken, thrown, cowed, subdued
informal blue, fed updisheartening, depressing, discouraging, disappointing, daunting, disenchanting, demoralizing; unfavourable, inauspicious, off-putting, pessimistic, hopeless, grim, dismal, gloomy, sombre, cheerless, black