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 for Dispiriting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispirit \Dis*pir"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Dispiriting.] [Pref. dis- + spirit.]
     1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of;
        to dishearten; to discourage.
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              Not dispirited with my afflictions.   --Dryden.
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              He has dispirited himself by a debauch. --Collier.
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     2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]
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              This makes a man master of his learning, and
              dispirits the book into the scholar.  --Fuller.
  
     Syn: To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast
          down; intimidate; daunt; cow.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dispiriting \dispiriting\ adj.
     causing dejection; discouraging. Opposite of encouraging.
  
     Syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. causing dejection or depression.
  
     Syn: black, dark, depressing, grim.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dispiriting
      adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn:
             demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening,
             dispiriting]

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