Definition of dispirit
: to deprive of morale or enthusiasm
Examples of dispirit in a Sentence
dispirited by the overwhelming amount of information needed to write the report
Recent Examples of dispirit from the Web
Lea Tienou-Gustafson, director of refugee family services at Heartland Alliance, said the downturn in admissions has been dispiriting for refugees in Chicago waiting to be reunited with relatives who are still overseas.
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Origin and Etymology of dispirit
dis- + spirit
First Known Use: 1647
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