Etymology
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dispirit (v.)

"depress the spirits of, deprive of courage," 1640s; see dis- + spirit. Related: Dispirited; dispiritedly; dispiriting.

updated on August 31, 2018

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Definitions of dispirit from WordNet

dispirit (v.)
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;
Synonyms: depress / deject / cast down / get down / dismay / demoralize / demoralise
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