Examples of dispirit in a Sentence
dispirited by the overwhelming amount of information needed to write the report
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Bulldogs fans could use a diversion because most offseason news about their beloved basketball team has been dispiriting: ► Cooper Neese exited, transferring to Indiana State before his freshman season.
But the example of Rajasthan, which passed one of the most comprehensive such laws in 2015, is dispiriting.
Backup quarterback Devon Modster, a redshirt freshman making his first extended appearance, showed some grit during the balance of UCLA’s 44-23 loss that was dispiriting for a variety of reasons.
In an effort to promote this feature about social media stars on their own social media accounts (the world is eating itself, every day), THR tweeted a fascinating, dispiriting pie chart, one that pertains exactly to the topic of envy.
Purists may be further dispirited by the huge betting volume, which according to Kornegay is being driven partly by small bets placed on McGregor by UFC fans.
On top of that, short-sighted Cook County politicians stuck the USGA with a last-minute security bill approaching $1 million, setting a negative, dispiriting tone.
In an effort to promote this feature about social media stars on their own social media accounts (the world is eating itself, every day), T.H.R. tweeted a fascinating, dispiriting pie chart, one that pertains exactly to the topic of envy.
There had been sleepless nights, stressful decision-making, dispiriting chemotherapy, tests, crowdfunding campaigns and lots of uncertainty.
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Origin and Etymology of dispirit
First Known Use: 1647See Words from the same year
Synonymschill, daunt, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, discourage, frustrate, unman, unnerve
Antonymsembolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel
Related Wordsbrowbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scare
Near Antonymsbuoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
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