- simple past tense and past participle of
- 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.
2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian:
- The shift in the balance of power online has allowed anyone to publish to the world, from dispirited teenagers in south London to an anonymous cyber-dissident in a Middle East autocracy.
without spirit — see despondent