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dispirit

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verb dis·pir·it \(ˌ)dis-ˈpir-ət, -ˈpi-rət\

Definition of dispirit

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of morale or enthusiasm

dis·pir·it·ed adjective
dis·pir·it·ed·ly adverb
dis·pir·it·ed·ness noun


Examples of dispirit

  1. <dispirited by the overwhelming amount of information needed to write the report>



Origin of dispirit

dis- + spirit


First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with dispirit



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