dispiritedly, adv.dispiritedness, n.
/di spir"i tid/, adj.
discouraged; dejected; disheartened; gloomy.
[1640-50; DISPIRIT + -ED2]

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  • dispirited — [[t]dɪspɪ̱rɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are dispirited, you have lost your enthusiasm and excitement. I left eventually at six o clock feeling utterly dispirited and depressed. Syn: dejected …   English dictionary

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