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Dispirit definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPIRIT, v.t. [dis and spirit.]
1. To depress the spirits; to deprive of courage; to discourage; to dishearten; to deject; to cast down. We may be dispirited by afflictions, by obstacles to success, by poverty, and by fear. When fear is the cause, dispirit is nearly equivalent to intimidate or terrify.
2. To exhaust the spirits or vigor of the body. [Not usual.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: dis- + spirit Date: 1647 to deprive of morale or enthusiasm dispirited adjective dispiritedly adverb dispiritedness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 (esp. as dispiriting adj.) make despondent; discourage. 2 (as dispirited adj.) dejected; discouraged. Derivatives: dispiritedly adv. dispiritedness n. dispiritingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dispirit Dis*pir"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.] [Pref. dis- + spirit.] 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage. Not dispirited with my afflictions. --Dryden. He has dispirited himself by a debauch. --Collier. 2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.] This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar. --Fuller. Syn: To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Dishearten, depress, deject, discourage.

Moby Thesaurus

beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, deject, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten, disparage, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress, press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon



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