AskDefine | Define dispirit

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dispirit v : lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate]

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  1. Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.

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Lower the morale of

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, deject, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten, disparage, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress, press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
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