Definition of dispirited in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈspirədəd/


Having lost enthusiasm and hope; disheartened: she was determined to appear unworried in front of her dispirited family
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  • On an island in the middle of the pond, cormorants hunch like dispirited monks.
  • I take objection to being grouped in with the dispirited parents.
  • Activists who have fought land rights battles inspired by the Constitution are a weary, dispirited lot.



Pronunciation: /dəˈspirədədlē/
Example sentences
  • This, I think dispiritedly between gulps of air, is the story of my life.
  • There are one or two other people slouching around the departure area dispiritedly.
  • ‘I have,’ Tash answered, looking slightly dispiritedly at the people around her. ‘I just wish it wasn't necessary.


Example sentences
  • One of the chief advantages of flow is that it enables people to escape the state of ‘psychic entropy,’ the distraction, depression, and dispiritedness that constantly threaten them.
  • Standing in the middle of the Main Street, looking at the crowd in front of him, his light-heartedness was quickly overwhelmed by dispiritedness.
  • There is no effort to hide the blandness and utter dispiritedness of that future.
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