dispirit dispirit

Definition(s):

  • (v) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Usage(s):

  1. And if there is much that is withering in his contempt, there is also something bracing in the loony tunelessness of this hymn to human dispirit.
  2. The chapters on how the government tracked and dealt with the threat from al-Qaeda before 911 fascinate and dispirit.
  3. The chapters on how the government tracked and dealt with the threat from al-Qaeda before 911 fascinate and dispirit.

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  1. ...a question from an Australian journalist regarding the opposition Labor Party's policy of withdrawing the country's 850 troops from Iraq, Bush said, "That would be disastrous ...... it would dispirit those who love freedom in Iraq. It...
    on Jun 14, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Asia Times Online

  2. "It does the bicycle-advocacy community no good to have people that are aggressive and dispirit the entire movement," Newsom said. "I would encourage the bicycle coalition to say, 'Look, we don't put up with this, enough is enough.'"
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: Examiner.com

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