Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in low spirits; depressed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having low spirits; without animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not lively or sprightly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; dispirited; not sprightly.

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  • adjective Disheartened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective filled with melancholy and despondency

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Examples

  • Hall shut out from all society, was surprised, at the end of a fortnight to observe, that, instead of expressing discontent, or appearing low-spirited, she every day became more cheerful; and the pale and languid look she wore in

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Forester, at once solitary and sensitive, low-spirited, and devoid of strength of mind, whether natural or acquired.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • The women were low-spirited, dull, nay, peevish, they did not well know why; and the men could not be joyous, though the ready resource of old hock and champagne made some of them talkative. —

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Lionel, concluding himself the cause, begged her not to be low-spirited, but to write the letter at once.

    Camilla

  • Forester, at once solitary and sensitive, low-spirited, and devoid of strength of mind, whether natural or acquired.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • The cab-driver is low-spirited, and has a solemn sense of his responsibility.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • The king then sighed so heavily, and seemed so low-spirited, and sat down so miserably, leaning his head upon his hand, and his elbow upon the kitchen-table pushed away in the corner, that the seventeen princes and princesses crept softly out of the kitchen, and left him alone with the

    A Holiday Romance

  • The king then sighed so heavily, and seemed so low-spirited, and sat down so miserably, leaning his head upon his hand, and his elbow upon the kitchen-table pushed away in the corner, that the seventeen princes and princesses crept softly out of the kitchen, and left him alone with the

    A Holiday Romance

  • But my Lord continues so weak and low-spirited, that there is no getting from him.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And this, Madam, makes me apprehensive, that you will get into so low-spirited a way, that you will not be able to enjoy the happiness that seems to await us.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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