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- adj. Lowering the morale of; making despondent or depressive; disheartening.
- v. Present participle of dispirit.
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- adj. causing dejection; discouraging. Opposite of
- adj. causing dejection or depression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. destructive of morale and self-reliance
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To say that these last years have been dispiriting is an understatement.
The 71-year-old justice labeled as "dispiriting" the decision to refuse entry through the front steps, although visitors may still leave the building that way.
Breyer, lamenting the court's "dispiriting" decision, said he knows of no other supreme court in the world that has closed its main entrance.
Breyer said he knows of no other supreme court in the world that has closed its main entrance, and lamented the court's "dispiriting" decision.
No Greg, YOU stop with the "dispiriting" nonsense and the fraudulent numbers that Clinton is pushing.
It is kind of dispiriting to realize how batshit a lot of the Obombers really are.
And my children's friends have suggested they find reading "serious news" "dispiriting" because it makes them feel helpless.
The story describes a recent exercise involving "top Pentagon leaders" that simulated their response to "a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at paralyzing the nation's power grids, its communications systems or its financial networks" - with "dispiriting" results:
The programme outlined by the government was "dispiriting", he added.
Lord Laming said after the Baby P trial it was "dispiriting" that the same local authority was involved again.