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 ?
The company who were thus libelled might have retaliated by strong words, if not by blows, but they were dispirited and worn out.
However, nothing dispirits, and nothing seems worth while disputing.
Now, there is no occasion that any one should have the habit of body of a wrestler to be either a good citizen, or to enjoy a good constitution, or to be the father of healthy children; neither should he be infirm or too much dispirited by misfortunes, but between both these.
Old men and dull dispirited young ones who looked at her, after being in her company and talking to her a little while, felt as if they too were becoming, like her, full of life and health.
This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.
Jennings was kept away by the indisposition of her youngest daughter; and for this party, Marianne, wholly dispirited, careless of her appearance, and seeming equally indifferent whether she went or staid, prepared, without one look of hope or one expression of pleasure.
"That wine was not imported among us from foreign countries to supply the want of water or other drinks, but because it was a sort of liquid which made us merry by putting us out of our senses, diverted all melancholy thoughts, begat wild extravagant imaginations in the brain, raised our hopes and banished our fears, suspended every office of reason for a time, and deprived us of the use of our limbs, till we fell into a profound sleep; although it must be confessed, that we always awaked sick and dispirited; and that the use of this liquor filled us with diseases which made our lives uncomfortable and short.
Their other aunt also visited them frequently, and always, as she said, with the design of cheering and heartening them up-- though, as she never came without reporting some fresh instance of Wickham's extravagance or irregularity, she seldom went away without leaving them more dispirited than she found them.
As the poor horses would return toward night, with sluggish and dispirited air, the moment they saw their owners approaching them with blankets filled with cotton-wood bark, their whole demeanor underwent a change.
So exhausted and dispirited were they, that they began to think it would be better to remain and run the risk of being killed by the Indians, than to drag on thus painfully, with the probability of perishing by the way.
"I say, you!" he said, as he turned back and caught a glance at the dispirited faces behind him.
"Thankee, Sir," returned Joe, evidently dispirited by the proposal, "since you are so kind as make chice of coffee, I will not run contrairy to your own opinions.