dispiriting

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈspɪɹɪtɪŋ/

Adjective[edit]

dispiriting (comparative more dispiriting, superlative most dispiriting)

  1. Lowering the morale of; making despondent or depressive; disheartening.
    • 2022 June 7, Phil McNulty, “Germany 1-1- England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Kane's late leveller will make a big difference to England's morale before two home games against Italy and Hungary, as a second successive loss would have been dispiriting for a side suffering a physical and mental toll after such a long season.

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Verb[edit]

dispiriting

  1. present participle of dispirit