dispirited dispirited  /dɪs ˈpɪ rə tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
  2. (adj) filled with melancholy and despondency

Usage(s):

  1. But these are not normal times for Republican Party satraps, who can be best described these days as dispirited, confused and just plain tired.
  2. And yet at that very dispirited moment, Federal Express, Microsoft and Apple were all founded.
  3. His failure to deliver is bound to cause new rifts within Italy's thoroughly dispirited center-left.

News

  1. Mexico U-20 0-1 Paraguay U-20: Almaguer's side remains without a point

    Mexico dropped to 0-2-0 in the U-20 World Cup following a dispirited loss to its South American foe.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Senate winner will inherit fishing crisis

    BOSTON -- The winner of Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate will face a number of issues, but perhaps none tougher than representing a diminished and dispirited Massachusetts fishing fleet in the midst of an industry crisis and a federally
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Gloucester Daily Times

Quotes

  1. Then he made one more slip: "Now, it'll be dispirited - it'll be spirited, because there are stark differences," McCain said.
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

  2. "It's a pretty dispirited place right now," said Ford, who has traveled to New Orleans to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Richard Ford Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "In more than three decades as a judge, I have not seen my colleagues in the judiciary so dispirited as at the present time," Kennedy said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The blunt fact is that the past...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Washington Post

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