from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Affected or marked by low spirits; dejected. synonym: depressed.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Indicating depression of spirits; discouraged; dejected.
- Spiritless; tame; wanting vigor: as, a poor, dispirited style.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Depressed in spirits; deprived of cheer or enthusiasm; disheartened; discouraged; daunted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective Without energy, gusto or drive,
enervated, without the will to accomplish, disheartened.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective filled with melancholy and despondency
- adjective marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
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