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
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.
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.
Framing the Oscars as a simple face-off between fantasy and realism is dispiriting on a number of levels, not least because those terms are so fungible as to be virtually worthless.
Most people in the Soviet Bloc, although deeply patriotic, found socialist life dispiriting and eventually pointless.
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Origin and Etymology of dispirit
dis- + spirit
First Known Use: 1647See Words from the same year
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