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.
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.
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]