Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dispirit

1 sense of dispirit

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Antonyms of adj dispiriting

1 sense of dispiriting

Sense 1
demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting -- (destructive of morale and self-reliance)

INDIRECT (VIA discouraging) -> encouraging -- (giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research")

Similarity of adj dispiriting

1 sense of dispiriting

Sense 1
demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting -- (destructive of morale and self-reliance)
       => discouraging (vs. encouraging) -- (depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word")

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