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Meaning of DISPIRIT

Pronunciation:  di'spirit

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

DISPIRIT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, get down
 Antonyms: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
 See Also: chill, discourage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Not dispirited with my afflictions.   --Dryden.

         He has dispirited himself by a debauch. --Collier.

2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]

         This makes a man master of his learning, and
         dispirits the book into the scholar.  --Fuller.

Syn: To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast
     down; intimidate; daunt; cow.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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