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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pir·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dis·pir·it·ed, a. Depressed in spirits; deprived of cheer or enthusiasm; disheartened; discouraged; daunted.
  Syn: -- depressed, down(predicate), downcast, downhearted, low, low-spirited, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized.
 -- Dis*pir*it*ed*ly, adv. -- Dis*pir*it*ed, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited
             and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with
             listless resignation" [syn: listless]
      2: low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
         "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
         resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
         defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue,
          depressed, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down
         in the mouth, low, low-spirited]