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Cause (someone) to lose enthusiasm or hope:‘the army was dispirited by the uncomfortable winter conditions’
disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, cast down, downcast, low, low-spirited, dejected, downhearted, depressed, disconsolatecrushed, shattered, sapped, shaken, thrown, cowed, subduedblue, fed updishearten, discourage, demoralize, cast down, make dejected, make downhearted, depress, dismay, disappoint, daunt, deter, unman, unnerve, crush, sap, shake, throw, cow, subdue, underminedampen someone's spirits, bring lowknock sideways, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, give someone the bluesdejectbrassed off, cheesed offdisheartening, depressing, discouraging, disappointing, daunting, disenchanting, demoralizingunfavourable, inauspicious, off-putting, pessimistic, hopeless, grim, dismal, gloomy, sombre, cheerless, blackmorbiddejectingView synonyms
- ‘A year ago the National caucus was dispirited and dejected.’
- ‘The talk was that the Irish would lose by a ton but Gatland's previously dispirited team conceded a late try and went down 18-16.’
- ‘As Argentina's presidential election approaches, many dispirited voters are planning on turning in blank ballots or not voting at all.’
- ‘He is understandably dispirited by the accession of the new pontiff, but expresses his concerns in language that seems to me overwrought and misplaced.’
- ‘Anyway, I was quite dispirited at only receiving four calls in total from this ad.’
- ‘The ragged and dispirited Americans made camp at Valley Forge.’
- ‘Most of the children are dispirited because of some adolescent problem.’
- ‘Like McCain, I'm not dispirited by the notion that Congress will have to revisit the issue every few years.’
- ‘I even invited her to the mall, and I was dispirited when she turned me down.’
- ‘You can dispirit the Iraqi people by sending mixed messages.’
- ‘Keeping vibrations of hope on the pulse through dispiriting times was part of the task she set herself.’
- ‘I just understand that if you are constantly behind, it dispirits people.’
- ‘Finn and Larkins started to walk away from the bench that seated the 3 dispirited boys, all of whom were sighing with misery and woe.’
- ‘Thirdly, why we should perhaps not be too dispirited and demoralised about public life.’
- ‘Famine and disease had ravished and dispirited the people and emigration had drained the land of most of its youth.’
- ‘I guess this is the price Zambia has to pay for failing to beat Ghana in Lusaka but having to win in Ghana should inspire rather than dispirit the players.’
- ‘I hate to dispirit my readers like that, but that's just the way things go sometimes.’
- ‘In doing so it will hopefully help puncture the ideological claims that have done much to demoralise workers and dispirit potential students of work and employment relations.’
- ‘He came to Devizes in 1989 to take over a rather dispirited congregation, which had suffered from constant changes in clergy over a short period.’
- ‘But Pietro is too lost in his own daydreams and dispirited behavior to pay attention to his studies.’
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