Definition of Dispirit

1. Verb. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted. "The performance is likely to dispirit Sue"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

Exact synonyms: Cast Down, Deject, Demoralise, Demoralize, Depress, Dismay, Get Down
Specialized synonyms: Chill
Generic synonyms: Discourage
Derivative terms: Dejection, Demoralisation, Demoralization, Depressant, Depressant, Dismay
Antonyms: Elate



Definition of Dispirit

1. v. t. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.

Definition of Dispirit

1. Verb. Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispirit

1. to lower in spirit [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dispirit

1. 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage. "Not dispirited with my afflictions." (Dryden) "He has dispirited himself by a debauch." (Collier) 2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. "This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar." (Fuller) Synonym: To dishearten, discourage, deject, damp, depress, cast down, intimidate, daunt, cow. Origin: Pref. Dis- + spirit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispirit

dispersion staining
dispersionless
dispersions
dispersity
dispersive
dispersive model
dispersively
dispersiveness
dispersivities
dispersivity
dispersoid
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disphenoid
disphenoids
dispireme
dispirit (current term)
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dispiteous
dispiteously

Literary usage of Dispirit

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1. The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Whole Language by John Walker, John Longmuir (1902)
"Ta hyp To make melancholy; to dispirit, va Aar The name of a nver, s. Sar A bole; stop; crossbeam for security; place in a public house, &c.; ..."

2. A Dictionary for Primary Schools by Noah Webster (1838)
"Cn»h, т. f. to bruise, dispirit Crush,-«, a violent collision. Curl' /id, v, t. to beat with a stick. [cudgel. Cruet, я. a hard covering. ..."

3. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1851)
"The fact of the corruption of our nature may dispirit, but not the ... Him, indeed, the doctrine may well alarm, but it need not dispirit; for he that seeks ..."

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