Definition of dispiriting in English:

dispiriting

Syllabification: dis·pir·it·ing
Pronunciation: /disˈspiritiNG
 
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adjective

Causing someone to lose enthusiasm and hope; disheartening: it was a dispiriting occasion
More example sentences
  • The Marriage Movement recently got hit with some dispiriting news.
  • No doubt taking up intelligent design is a dispiriting business.
  • The Leeds defenders who played were subjected to a dispiriting ordeal.

Derivatives

dispiritingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • I found it dispiritingly easy to knock together a vastly superior top ten in a couple of minutes.
  • And if, in the depiction of our trade, perceptions of our benignity and those of our power have been locked in a dispiritingly inverse relationship, what, if anything, can be done?
  • And so the deluge of emotion in the concluding scenes comes off as dispiritingly false, even if the storytelling talent which preceded it was undoubtedly real.

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