dispirit

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

Definition of dispirit 

transitive verb

: to deprive of morale or enthusiasm

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Other Words from dispirit

dispirited adjective
dispiritedly adverb
dispiritedness noun

Examples of dispirit in a Sentence

dispirited by the overwhelming amount of information needed to write the report

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There will be dramatic highs and dispiriting lows, and little indication when the nodes and crests are coming. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: The Ups and Downs of Sloane Stephens," 4 Apr. 2018 Schriock insists that dispiriting history will not be repeated in 2018. Molly Ball, Time, "‘It’s a Sea Change’ for Democratic Women in the Primaries," 14 June 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. Jill Colvin, chicagotribune.com, "Trump refers to some who cross border illegally as 'animals'," 17 May 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. NBC News, "Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk," 17 May 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. NBC News, "Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk," 17 May 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. Jill Colvin, chicagotribune.com, "Trump refers to some who cross border illegally as 'animals'," 17 May 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. NBC News, "Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk," 17 May 2018 Republican leaders privately warned GOP lawmakers Wednesday that such a drive could damage the party's prospects in the fall's congressional elections by dispiriting conservative voters, according to people at the closed-door meeting. Jill Colvin, chicagotribune.com, "Trump refers to some who cross border illegally as 'animals'," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of dispirit

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dispirit

dis- + spirit

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The first known use of dispirit was in 1647

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