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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dispiriting
      adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn: demoralizing,
              demoralising, disheartening]
      2: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate
         winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of
         November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn:
          blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy,
          grim]