Dispirit

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] Not dispirited with my afflictions.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dispirit — index depress, discourage, dissuade, harass, intimidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dispirit — 1640s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + SPIRIT (Cf. spirit). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dispirit — *discourage, dishearten, deject Analogous words: *depress, weigh Antonyms: inspirit Contrasted words: *encourage, hearten, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 dispirit — [di spir′it] vt. to lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject dispirited adj. dispiritedly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 dispirit — transitive verb Etymology: dis + spirit Date: 1647 to deprive of morale or enthusiasm • dispirited adjective • dispiritedly adverb • dispiritedness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 dispirit — /di spir it/, v.t. to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten. [1635 45; DI 2 + SPIRIT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 dispirit — verb Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 dispirit — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 dispirit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. discourage, dishearten. See dejection. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make less hopeful or enthusiastic: discourage, dishearten. See HELP. 2. To make sad or gloomy: deject, depress, oppress,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 dispirit — dis·pir·it || dɪ spɪrɪt v. dishearten, discourage, cause to lose hope or enthusiasm …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 dispirit — [dɪ spɪrɪt] verb cause to lose enthusiasm or hope. Derivatives dispiritedly adverb dispiritedness noun dispiriting adjective dispiritingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 dispirit — v. a. Dishearten, depress, deject, discourage …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 dispirit — v dishearten, throw cold water on, damp, dash, wither one s hopes; discourage, deter, disincline; deject, cast down, sadden, depress; knock down, prostrate, unman; tire, weary …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 dispirit — di·spirit …

    English syllables

  • 16 dispirit — dis•pir•it [[t]dɪˈspɪr ɪt[/t]] v. t. to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; discourage; dishearten • Etymology: 1635–45 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 dispirit — /dɪsˈpɪrət / (say dis piruht) verb (t) to deprive of spirit; depress the spirits of; discourage; dishearten. –dispirited, adjective –dispiriting, adjective –dispiritedly, adverb –dispiritingly, adverb –dispiritedness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Dispirited — 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. [1913 Webster] Not dispirited with my… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Dispiriting — 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. [1913 Webster] Not dispirited with my… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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