dispirit

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, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon

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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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