AskDefine | Define dispiriting

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dispiriting adj
1 destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening]
2 causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim]

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  1. Lowering the morale of; making despondent or depressive; disheartening.


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