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
There had been sleepless nights, stressful decision-making, dispiriting chemotherapy, tests, crowdfunding campaigns and lots of uncertainty.
Our payoff — a return to sunshine and more comfortable humidity levels — for all of this dispiriting weather appears to arrive for the weekend.
Soon—David Sims analyzes Hollywood’s dispiriting trend of using multi-film sagas to attract audiences.
First is that Republicans are simply dispirited after an already grueling year and simply stayed home.
Abby, dispirited by a lack of recognition as a poet, takes a teaching position at UC Berkeley while Ray hangs onto a part-time position on the country’s opposite coast at Brown University and later, an endowed chair at a university in Florida.
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.
Even beyond the legal arguments, there is something dispiriting in the Administration’s assertions about the meaninglessness of campaign rhetoric.
For a team that lost four of its first six games and that had already endured its share of dispiriting injury news, a performance like Pineda’s had a buoyant effect.
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Origin and Etymology of dispirit
dis- + spirit
First Known Use: 1647See Words from the same year
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