dispirit

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

Definition of dispirit

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of morale or enthusiasm

dispirited

adjective

dispiritedly

adverb

dispiritedness

noun

Examples of dispirit in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of dispirit

dis- + spirit


First Known Use: 1647



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