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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
They will find it an excellent thing to get up an appetite with, in the dispiriting presence of the squalid table d'ho^te.
It is such a dispiriting scene, and one wonders how developers were allowed to execute their building frenzy.
SOCCER pundit and ex-Liverpool star Stan Collymore yesterday said the trolling of the Cisse boys was "disgusting" and "dispiriting".
But the performance was even more dispiriting. The Baggies barely laid a glove on Hull.
No glory in all the gloating NOT Can't make up my mind which is the more dispiriting blunder of the week.
With Arsene Wenger on the brink, after a series of dispiriting defeats, Arsenal went to the San Siro and played against AC Milan as if they owned the place.
So dispiriting that even anti-Semites, a proud breed with sturdy traditions dating back thousands of years, seem to falter and fail in their most basic duty, the simple-hearted and passionate hatred of Jews.