Verb(1) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
(1) You can dispirit the Iraqi people by sending mixed messages.(2) 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.(3) I guess this is the price Zambia has to pay for failing to beat Ghana in Lusaka but having to win in Ghana should inspire rather than dispirit the players.(4) I hate to dispirit my readers like that, but that's just the way things go sometimes.(5) This, I think dispiritedly between gulps of air, is the story of my life.(6) It is not a matter of sport wishing its life away, when every match is dispiritingly seen as a preparation for some other match.(7) As Argentina's presidential election approaches, many dispirited voters are planning on turning in blank ballots or not voting at all.(8) Thirdly, why we should perhaps not be too dispirited and demoralised about public life.(9) Most importantly, we have tools to fight the pitiful dispiritedness that has taken over newsrooms nationally.(10) 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.(11) The ragged and dispirited Americans made camp at Valley Forge.(12) Most of the children are dispirited because of some adolescent problem.(13) I even invited her to the mall, and I was dispirited when she turned me down.(14) ├ö├ç├┐I have,├ö├ç├û Tash answered, looking slightly dispiritedly at the people around her. ├ö├ç├┐I just wish it wasn't necessary.(15) Finn and Larkins started to walk away from the bench that seated the 3 dispirited boys, all of whom were sighing with misery and woe.(16) Even though the dispiritedness of some of our colleagues disempowered the organizations, they continued to renew themselves in quality and in quantity went from 20 groups to 40 groups.
1. demoralize ::
2. dismay ::
3. depress ::
4. deject ::
6. get down ::
1. embolden ::
2. encourage ::
3. hearten ::
4. nerve ::
5. steel ::
Different Formsdispirit, dispirited, dispiriting, dispirits
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