Definition of Dispirited

1. Adjective. Marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm. "Reacted to the crisis with listless resignation"

Exact synonyms: Listless
Similar to: Spiritless
Derivative terms: Dispiritedness, Listlessness



2. Adjective. Filled with melancholy and despondency. "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"

Definition of Dispirited

1. a. Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted.

Definition of Dispirited

1. Verb. (past of dispirit) ¹

2. Adjective. Without energy, gusto or drive, enervated, without the will to accomplish, disheartened. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispirited

1. dispirit [v] - See also: dispirit

Medical Definition of Dispirited

1. Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted. Dispir"itedly, Dispir"ited. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispirited

dispersionless
dispersions
dispersity
dispersive
dispersive model
dispersively
dispersiveness
dispersivities
dispersivity
dispersoid
dispersoids
disphenoid
disphenoids
dispireme
dispirit
dispirited (current term)
dispiritedly
dispiritedness
dispiriting
dispiritingly
dispiritment
dispiritments
dispirits
dispise
dispised
dispises
dispising
dispiteous
dispiteously
dispiteousness

Literary usage of Dispirited

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"The distance was not great, but the time occupied was dreadfully long, and on arriving at our camping - place the men were too dispirited to hut themselves ..."

2. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"Why the North was not easily dispirited.—The War as a Money Job.—Note: Gen. Washington's Opinion of New England.—The Yankee Finances. ..."

3. History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain by William Hickling Prescott (1883)
"thinned by disease, the Moslem troops grew sullen and dispirited; and now that the bastion of Castile, with its dilapidated works, stood like some warrior ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... and the besieged are repulsed—The Cosso passed—Fresh mines worked under the university, and in six other places—French soldiers dispirited— ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1889)
"... have been productive of some inconveniences, the troops having become in some measure dispirited by these successive retreats, which, I presume, ..."

6. History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858: Commencing from the Close of the by George Bruce Malleson (1878)
"Similar attacks, though in less force, were made The assail- the same day at other points, but they were all dispirited repulsed. The 5th of September was, ..."

7. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"In a world so full of evil 'one dank and dispirited word' is harmful, and it is the business of art to present gay and bright pictures which may send the ..."

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