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synonyms for dispirit

  • deject
  • demoralize
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • sadden
  • crush
  • dampen
See also synonyms for: dispirited / dispiriting
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antonyms for dispirit

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  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
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How to use dispirit in a sentence

Even by the mid-1980s, activists and historians, dispirited by a lack of parliamentary political victories, had begun to compare West Germany’s liberation movement unfavorably with that in the United States.
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He cannot hope to defeat Tesse, but he may wear out and dispirit his men by constant attacks.
THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVEG. A. HENTY
William, like a wise general as he was, took care that the news of his accident should not dispirit his men.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF IRELAND FROM AD 400 TO 1800MARY FRANCES CUSACK
Like most energetic women, a first failure did not daunt or dispirit her, it only roused her energies the more vigorously.
IT MAY BE TRUE, VOL. III (OF III)MRS. WOOD
Fitzosborne urged the duke not to allow such events to depress or dispirit him.
WILLIAM THE CONQUERORJACOB ABBOTT
Everything to dispirit; but my invalids are really on the mend.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
More than fifty men, all of Marion's, were killed or wounded in this affair, but the loss did not dispirit the survivors.
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But not for long—Glory never allowed “making up” to dispirit her unduly.
GLORY AND THE OTHER GIRLANNIE HAMILTON DONNELL
The fate of Hidalgo did not dispirit the chiefs of the patriot cause.
GREAT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICACHARLES A. GOODRICH
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.
ENGLISH SEAMEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURYJAMES ANTHONY FROUDE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPIRIT

  • bankrupt
  • bust
  • confound
  • confute
  • controvert
  • cow
  • cripple
  • declass
  • degrade
  • demerit
  • demoralize
  • demote
  • disconfirm
  • dispirit
  • disprove
  • downgrade
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • humiliate
  • impair
  • impoverish
  • incapacitate
  • pauperize
  • rebut
  • reduce
  • refute
  • ruin
  • subdue
  • tame
  • undermine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.