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dispirited adj
1 marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless resignation" [syn: listless]
2 low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue, depressed, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]

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  1. past of dispirit


  1. Without energy, gusto or drive, enervated, without the will to accomplish, disheartened.
    So dispirited were the troops after the loss of their beloved commander that they moped about and could barely be bothered to eat let alone load their guns.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

blase, blue, bowed-down, cast down, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, fed-up, feeling low, good and tired, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, irked, jaded, languishing, life-weary, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, pessimistic, pining, sad, satiated, sick, sick of, spiritless, splenetic, subdued, suicidal, tired, tired of, tired of living, tired to death, wearied, weariful, weary, weary of life, weary unto death, woebegone, world-weary
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