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Definition of the verb dispirit
What does dispirit mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: dispirited | dispiriting | dispirits
- lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
- example: The bad news will dispirit him
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of dispirit: cast down / deject / demoralise / demoralize / depress / dismay / get down
- more generic word: discourage = deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from
- more specific word: chill = depress or discourage
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for dispirit
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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
[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: ...
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.
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
tobrowbeat, ~дарахto dispirit,~ дуулианfame,~ дуулиантай famous, splendid, ~ жавхаа(~ жавхлан) grandeur, majesty, ~ жавхлант (~ жавхлантай) glorious, majestic, monumental, ~намжир swaggering, ~оруулах to exaggerate, to layiton ...
by Sidney L. Landau
undermine, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerve, weaken, discomfit, incapacitate, enfeeble, devitalize , cripple, shake, ...
A 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.
A 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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Usage statistics about dispirit
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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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