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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.

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
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But no matter how many non-sequitur jolts they manage to squeeze into these jumpy proceedings, the ability to sustain a sense of dread, to create tension that lasts beyond the immediate moment, seems dispiritingly beyond their grasp.
More dispiritingly, many of the PPP's mistakes have been self-inflicted and the taunt sometimes aimed at the party that the current leadership has caused more harm than the military establishment rings uncomfortably true.
Dispiritingly, Benitez fears it may be that way from now until the end of the season if he doesn't get the funds or a good offer.
47) Dispiritingly, though, plenty of attorneys did offer to help.
Matthew Kavanagh's essay, 'British Communism, periodicals and comprehensive education, 1920-56' is dispiritingly topical at a moment when the British Conservative Party is proposing to build new tranche of grammar schools.
And yet, for most people, the way to make a mark, creatively or otherwise, involves cultivating the willingness to doggedly plug away, day after day, in a dispiritingly sane fashion: patience, not delirium.
They essentially amount to a critique of the outside perceptions of Coppola's upbringing, the idea of her childhood as glamorous, her career as a gift of nepotism; Somewhere defiantly, dispiritingly depicts the emptiness that exists at the centre of the film business and so many living-the-dream lives.
In the book's final chapter, "American Poetry at the End of the Millennium," Burt warns of the dangers of inconclusive historical summaries: "There is something dispiritingly uninformative about attempts to characterize anything by its resistance to characterization" (1144).
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THERE are zero curves as this dispiritingly predictable tale of a cross-country team and its inspirational coach stumbles straight towards to the finish line.
There's a distinct lack of ambition of wit as the script sets the comedy bar dispiritingly low and persistently fails to clear it.