Definition of dispiriting in English:

dispiriting

adjective

  • Causing someone to lose enthusiasm and hope; disheartening.

    ‘it was a dispiriting occasion’
    • ‘Among the pleasures of this rather dispiriting collection are Chandler's verdicts on his fellow writers.’
    • ‘This must be one of the most dispiriting exhortations ever issued by a political leader.’
    • ‘Their departure brought a dispiriting end to their heady arrival in Baghdad two weeks ago.’
    • ‘The Leeds defenders who played were subjected to a dispiriting ordeal.’
    • ‘A number of dispiriting things have happened recently.’
    • ‘For Campbell, the past few months have seen a rebirth, after a dispiriting struggle in America with a shoulder injury.’
    • ‘The exchange of ideas and information becomes a battle of wills, a futile and dispiriting activity.’
    • ‘A paltry 12,000 paid to watch the dispiriting sight.’
    • ‘Under these dispiriting circumstances, the few voices calling for toleration were accorded increased attention.’
    • ‘No doubt taking up intelligent design is a dispiriting business.’
    • ‘The Marriage Movement recently got hit with some dispiriting news.’
    • ‘Economically, we were on the cusp of a new and dispiriting era.’
    • ‘Such a dispiriting fate should not befall Lawrie on this occasion.’
    • ‘There was more dispiriting news yesterday for Russia.’
    • ‘This made a dispiriting start to the evening, which is something one doesn't often say about Balanchine.’
    • ‘Consider the dispiriting view that everybody always acts out of their own self-interest.’
    • ‘A dispiriting run without a league win in September and October was broken by a win at Liverpool in November.’
    • ‘For a year and a half, you did that dispiriting, desperate drudgery.’
    • ‘The really dispiriting part of this whole show is that the best work, Third Eye, was unsold when we visited.’
    • ‘The dispiriting fact is that no negotiated two-state agreement is likely in the near future.’

Pronunciation

dispiriting

/dɪˈspɪrɪtɪŋ/