dispiritment

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dispiritment (plural dispiritments)

  1. Dispiritedness; disheartenment.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, chapter XIII, Democracy
      You honestly quit your tools; quit a most muddy confused coil of sore work, short rations, of sorrows, dispiritments and contradictions, having now honestly done with it all; — and await, not entirely in a distracted manner, what the Supreme Powers, and the Silences and the Eternities may have to say to you.