dispiriting


verb (used with object)

  1. to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.

adjective

  1. tending to lower the spirit or enthusiasm; depressing; discouraging

verb

  1. (tr) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
v.

1640s; see dis- + spirit (n.). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.

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