Definition of dispirit in English:

dispirit

Syllabification: dis·pir·it
Pronunciation: /dəˈspirit
 
/

verb

[with object]
Cause (someone) to lose enthusiasm or hope: the army was dispirited by the uncomfortable winter conditions
More example sentences
  • 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.
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