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dis·pir·it

dispirit

 
pronunciation:
dI spi riht
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dispirits, dispiriting, dispirited
definition: to take the spirit out of; discourage; depress.
antonyms:
encourage, inspirit
similar words:
chill, depress, discourage, dishearten, dismay, unnerve
derivation: dispiriting (adj.)