dispelled dispelled  /dɪs ˈpɛld/


  1. (v) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
  2. (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions


  1. The Wrestler never rose above fight-movie bromides, never dispelled my gloom.
  2. During a conference call with the local media on Saturday, Governor Lingle dispelled any talk of an elaborate plot to undermine the incoming Administration.
  3. Those actions have dispelled sentiments shared by many Iraqis that his administration is weak.


  1. Soccer-Saint Iker still conjuring up miracles for Spain

    By Iain Rogers MADRID, June 12 (Reuters) - If Vicente del Bosque had any doubts about the form of Spain captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas they were surely dispelled by his performance as a second-half substitute against Ireland in Tuesday's friendly in New York. The Real Madrid stopper came on for Barcelona's Victor Valdes with just over half an hour left at Yankee Stadium and conjured up two ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Jamaica vs. USA: Visitors dominate opening exchages

    If there was any doubt whether the visitors would be feeling the pressure in Kingston, they were quickly dispelled. The United States started brightly, quickly pressing their flustered hosts back into their own half and forcing them into mistakes. It took less than two minutes for the first shot to come in, with Michael Bradley smacking a volley off the post and away after a poor clearance ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  3. River Project prospects

    ?Myths were dispelled and challenges revealed Wednesday for about 120 attendees at the Allegany Museum when experts discussed the possibilities behind the proposed removal of the dam beneath the Cumberland-Ridgeley, W.Va., bridge.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Cumberland Times-News


  1. "Monsieur Sarkozy must surely recognize that he has undermined the EU with his statements and put a question mark over the impartiality of his nominated commissioner that will not be easily dispelled," Knight said in a speech at a lunch held by...
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Angela Knight Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "Anybody who had any doubt that a dictatorship is taking hold of my country, now with what has happened in the last 93 days of repression, I think any of those doubts that might have existed are dispelled," Zelaya said in his surprise telephone...
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: AFP

  3. "We need to remain vigilant, in particular with regard to the financial markets," he said in a speech prepared for delivery to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. "The doubts about the health of the European banks need to be dispelled,...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Olli Rehn Source: FinFacts Ireland

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furtive furtive
/ˈfɜr tɪv /