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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.

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dispiriting

(dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ)
adj
tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging
disˈpiritingly adv
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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"
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dispiriting

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dispiriting

adjective
Tending to cause sadness or low spirits:
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Translations

dispiriting

[dɪsˈpɪrɪtɪŋ] ADJdesalentador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dispiriting

[dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ] adj (= disheartening) [experience, effect, situation] → décourageant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dispiriting

adj, dispiritingly
adventmutigend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

dispiriting

[dɪsˈpɪrɪtɪŋ] adjdeprimente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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