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dispirit

[ dih-spir-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF dispirit

Synonyms for dispirit

  • deject
  • demoralize
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • sadden
  • crush
  • dampen
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Antonyms for dispirit

  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPIRIT

I asked you to help me, and you do nothing but dispirit me with these doubts.

Everything to dispirit; but my invalids are really on the mend.

It was tabu for a messenger to go direct to the army lest he should dispirit the troops.

It was no business of the chaplain to discourage and dispirit men in a moment of danger, and a court was formed to sit upon him.

His unresponsive silence seemed to dispirit her, for her eager eyes fell dejectedly.

His death was politically concealed, lest it should dispirit the Britons.

If we are determined to deny these people common justice, we dispirit them.

You did your best, though the time was not the best chosen; but all I wish to press upon you is, not to let this dispirit you.

A few days' delay in such a situation would make nearly one half of an invading force ill and dispirit the other half.

But not for long—Glory never allowed “making up” to dispirit her unduly.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s; see dis- + spirit (n.). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISPIRIT

break

verbweaken, cause instability

chilled

verbdiscourage
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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