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Definition of the verb dispirit

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verb - inflections: dispirited | dispiriting | dispirits

  1. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

DISPIRIT—DISPLE. aess diflerent dispersive powers, or, in other words, diiferent powers of widening the angle between the red and violet rays, when a ray of white light suffers refraction through a prism of given angle at a given angle of ...

Google previewAn English Pronouncing Dictionary (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

dispirit, -s, -ing, -ed/ly, -edness dis- 'pirit, -a, -ig, -id/li, -idnis displacje, -es, -ing, - ed, -ement/s dis- 'pleis, -iz, -in, -t, -marit/s display (s. v.), -s, -ing, -ed, -er/s dis'plei, -z, -in, -d, -a*/z displeasje, -es, -ing/ly, -ingness, -ed dis'pliiz, -iz, -ig/li, -irjnis, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject mean to weaken in qualities that maintain interest, zeal, activity, or power to continue or to resist. Discourage implies not only the loss of courage and confidence but the entrance of fear and the marked ...

Google previewAmerican Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1896)

[DISPIRIT.] A. As pa. par. : (See the verb.) B. As adjective: 1. Lit;: Discouraged, disheartened, depressed in spirit, dejected. “They are a successful army, and our men are dispirited, and not likely to get anything by fighting with them.”--Ludlow: ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language... (1803)

To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation... by John Walker

To Dispirit, dispirit. v. a. (109). To discourage, to depress, to damp; to exhaust the spirits. Dis Pikitedness, dis-pir'it- téd-nés. s.

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

tobrowbeat, ~дарахto dispirit,~ дуулианfame,~ дуулиантай famous, splendid, ~ жавхаа(~ жавхлан) grandeur, majesty, ~ жавхлант (~ жавхлантай) glorious, majestic, monumental, ~намжир swaggering, ~оруулах to exaggerate, to layiton ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

undermine, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerve, weaken, discomfit, incapacitate, enfeeble, devitalize , cripple, shake, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals ... (1778)

To DISPIRIT. w. a. fi, and spirit.) 1. To discourage; to deject; to depress; to damp. Clarenden. 2.

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

discourage, depress, dishearten, dispirit. 3. cause to lose faith; cause to lose interest. <aciks+karuus+ik, cause the feelings to be deflated> 1 . taatacikskarusit 2. tiicikskarusit 4. iriiraaciks- karusika 5. tiicikskarusiksta • sitiiracikskarusit they ...

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Video shows what dispirit means. Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.. Dispirit Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

Scrabble value of D2I1S1P3I1R1I1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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