Adjective "dispirited" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having lost enthusiasm and hope; disheartened.
  1. 'An aging and dispirited workforce cannot continue under the stress much longer.'
  2. 'Any bars that are still left standing have dispirited serving girls.'
  3. 'I take objection to being grouped in with the dispirited parents.'
  4. 'Activists who have fought land rights battles inspired by the Constitution are a weary, dispirited lot.'
  5. 'This was a blow from which the already dispirited Newman never fully recovered.'
  6. 'The bosses of the leather-curing establishments he met were by and large a dispirited lot.'
  7. 'The public, after a dispirited delay, revolted.'
  8. 'Trojans put their recent woes behind them as they brushed aside a dispirited Beckwithshaw side.'
  9. 'Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.'
  10. 'He took a broken and dispirited fleet and turned it quickly into the force that would win the Pacific theater.'


1. discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dispirited by illnesses."

"people can be dispirited by contrasts."

"people can be dispirited."

"socialists can be dispirited."

"performances can be dispirited."

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