dispiriting


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Related to dispiriting: disheartening, astutely

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.

dispiriting

(dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ)
adj
tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging
disˈpiritingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dispiriting - destructive of morale and self-reliance
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"

dispiriting

dispiriting

adjective
Tending to cause sadness or low spirits:
Translations

dispiriting

[dɪsˈpɪrɪtɪŋ] ADJdesalentador

dispiriting

[dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ] adj (= disheartening) [experience, effect, situation] → décourageant(e)

dispiriting

adj, dispiritingly
adventmutigend

dispiriting

[dɪsˈpɪrɪtɪŋ] adjdeprimente
References in classic literature ?
They will find it an excellent thing to get up an appetite with, in the dispiriting presence of the squalid table d'ho^te.
She stopt to blush and laugh at her own relapse, and then resumed a more serious, more dispiriting cogitation upon what had been, and might be, and must be.
This appeal is not always a charm, for there are estuaries of a particularly dispiriting ugliness: lowlands, mud- flats, or perhaps barren sandhills without beauty of form or amenity of aspect, covered with a shabby and scanty vegetation conveying the impression of poverty and uselessness.
But both the young women were fairly cheerful; such weather on a dry upland is not in itself dispiriting.
It was a great happiness to get away after this dragging, dispiriting delay.
The dread of some impending calamity was so strong and dispiriting that I tried to drive it away by inviting a real sorrow-- tried to dispel the conception of a terrible future by substituting the memory of a painful past.
The half-dozen prisoners whom the Guards had taken, were magnified by report into half-a-hundred at least; and their friends, being faint and sober, so slackened in their energy, and so drooped beneath these dispiriting influences, that by eight o'clock in the evening, Dennis, Hugh, and Barnaby, were left alone.
On this request being preferred, the corpulent man condescended to order the boots to bring in the gentlemen's luggage; and preceding them down a long, dark passage, ushered them into a large, badly-furnished apartment, with a dirty grate, in which a small fire was making a wretched attempt to be cheerful, but was fast sinking beneath the dispiriting influence of the place.
THERESA May and Michael Gove squabbling like a couple of kids over alleged Islamist extremism in Birmingham's schools is dispiriting.
The most recent month of the surveyed period told a dispiriting story: While metro counties saw gains of 680,000 jobs between October and November of last year, rural and micropolitan counties lost more than 51,000 jobs.
0 Chris Hughton refused to turn the spotlight on his shot-shy stars after a dispiriting draw left the Canaries still without a win.
Abu Dhabi Egyptians overseas are to start casting their ballots on Sunday in what many see as a dispiriting choice between a return to the old corrupt tyrannical regime or a conservative Islamist giving the Muslim Brotherhood a trifecta of both parliamentary houses and the presidency.