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dispirit

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɪrɪt
 
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Definition of dispirit in English:

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.
Synonyms
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
informal knock sideways, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, give someone the blues
archaic deject
informal blue, fed up
British informal brassed off, cheesed off
unfavourable, inauspicious, off-putting, pessimistic, hopeless, grim, dismal, gloomy, sombre, cheerless, black
informal morbid
archaic dejecting

Words that rhyme with dispirit

skirret, spirit

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