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But both the young women were fairly cheerful; such weather on a dry upland is not in itself dispiriting.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
When fault has to be found, let it be done sharply and once for all, but nagging is dispiriting and intolerable.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
Her threatened sentence, however, so far from dispiriting the Reformer increased his courage.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOL 2J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Yes, it is a comfort to me, in the midst of so many dispiriting European signs, that France has come so far through her struggle.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
This persistent desertion was almost as dispiriting as open hostility, and an evil fate seemed to hang over the expedition.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
To-night, finding the seclusion of my study dispiriting, I went forth upon a long and purposeless walk beneath the stars.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
The morning was dark and misty, and all looked dull and dispiriting.
GUY FAWKESWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
Altogether, it had been one of the most dispiriting days she had ever lived.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
The question seemed to turn his thoughts back upon himself to dispiriting effect.
THE LANDLORD AT LION'S HEAD, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Camp was made at the edge of the devastated timber zone that Carley had found so dispiriting.
THE CALL OF THE CANYONZANE GREY
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPIRITING

  • black
  • bleak
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • deterring
  • disadvantageous
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dismaying
  • dispiriting
  • dissuading
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • hindering
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • repressing
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
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