Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dispirited
IPA transcription: [dɪsp'ɪɹətɪd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down_in_the_mouth, low, low-spirited
    Meaning: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
  • Synonyms: dispirited, listless
    Meaning: marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless resignation"
Usage examples
  • I was not dispirited now.
  • Thurston did not think so, but he was in too dispirited a mood to argue the point.
  • The ladies who were compelled to remain there did not receive the care that they should have had, and were unhappy and dispirited.
  • He could play on the violin, on the bagpipes--both Scotch and Irish--and he was always so pleasant and cheerful, looking as innocent as a child, that no one could be long dispirited in his company, and the most impatient growler became ashamed of himself.