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Wordnet 3.0


1. destructive of morale and self-reliance;
[syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispirit \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. [1913 Webster] Not dispirited with my afflictions. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He has dispirited himself by a debauch. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dispiriting \dispiriting\ adj. causing dejection; discouraging. Opposite of encouraging. Syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening. [WordNet 1.5] 2. causing dejection or depression. Syn: black, dark, depressing, grim. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dispiriting adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]