To lower in or deprive of spirit; dishearten. See Synonyms at discourage.(verb-transitive)
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Use "dispirit" in a sentence
"His attitude and approach threatens to dispirit further not just his base but all Americans."
"While the Republicans still have failed to cultivate a national identity, still fielding posers for presidential notions, they have been able to ride a tide plucking on that anger, dissent and dispirit."
"After all, although there is much to dispirit us with the state of our school system, it does educators no good to assume these ills have merely been "imposed upon them," and that they have no choice but to keep hoping, as passive victims, that better days lie ahead."