dispirit


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dis·pir·it

 (dĭ-spĭr′ĭt)
tr.v. dis·pir·it·ed, dis·pir·it·ing, dis·pir·its
To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten. See Synonyms at discourage.

dispirit

(dɪˈspɪrɪt)
vb
(tr) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage

dis•pir•it

(dɪˈspɪr ɪt)

v.t.
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; discourage; dishearten.
[1635–45]

dispirit


Past participle: dispirited
Gerund: dispiriting

Imperative
dispirit
dispirit
Present
I dispirit
you dispirit
he/she/it dispirits
we dispirit
you dispirit
they dispirit
Preterite
I dispirited
you dispirited
he/she/it dispirited
we dispirited
you dispirited
they dispirited
Present Continuous
I am dispiriting
you are dispiriting
he/she/it is dispiriting
we are dispiriting
you are dispiriting
they are dispiriting
Present Perfect
I have dispirited
you have dispirited
he/she/it has dispirited
we have dispirited
you have dispirited
they have dispirited
Past Continuous
I was dispiriting
you were dispiriting
he/she/it was dispiriting
we were dispiriting
you were dispiriting
they were dispiriting
Past Perfect
I had dispirited
you had dispirited
he/she/it had dispirited
we had dispirited
you had dispirited
they had dispirited
Future
I will dispirit
you will dispirit
he/she/it will dispirit
we will dispirit
you will dispirit
they will dispirit
Future Perfect
I will have dispirited
you will have dispirited
he/she/it will have dispirited
we will have dispirited
you will have dispirited
they will have dispirited
Future Continuous
I will be dispiriting
you will be dispiriting
he/she/it will be dispiriting
we will be dispiriting
you will be dispiriting
they will be dispiriting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dispiriting
you have been dispiriting
he/she/it has been dispiriting
we have been dispiriting
you have been dispiriting
they have been dispiriting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dispiriting
you will have been dispiriting
he/she/it will have been dispiriting
we will have been dispiriting
you will have been dispiriting
they will have been dispiriting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dispiriting
you had been dispiriting
he/she/it had been dispiriting
we had been dispiriting
you had been dispiriting
they had been dispiriting
Conditional
I would dispirit
you would dispirit
he/she/it would dispirit
we would dispirit
you would dispirit
they would dispirit
Past Conditional
I would have dispirited
you would have dispirited
he/she/it would have dispirited
we would have dispirited
you would have dispirited
they would have dispirited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dispirit - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
chill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

dispirit

verb
1. To make less hopeful or enthusiastic:
2. To make sad or gloomy:
Translations

dispirit

[dɪsˈpɪrɪt] VTdesanimar, desalentar

dispirit

vtentmutigen
References in classic literature ?
However, nothing dispirits, and nothing seems worth while disputing.
That second minute shocker could have been enough to dispirit bottom of the table Burnley but it had the opposite effect.
8, showed an extra yard of pace to finish off a rousing move to dispirit the Aberavon fightback.