dispiriting


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Related to dispiriting: disheartening, astutely
  • adj

Synonyms for dispiriting

Synonyms for dispiriting

tending to cause sadness or low spirits

Synonyms for dispiriting

destructive of morale and self-reliance

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Playing in an almost empty Millennium Stadium is a dispiriting experience for John Toshack's Wales players
He said: ``It's dispiriting, we're absolutely gutted and to lose in that manner is hard to take.
I guarantee you will find relief in these dispiriting times of mediocrity and malfeasance in the business world.
But its inert interior with regimented galleries, incomprehensible circulation and some dismal lighting, is dispiriting.
In fact, Ethiopia boasts a tradition that is at once grand and chequered, glorious and heartbreaking, at once a tapestry of impressive achievements and dispiriting failures.
Please note that it is the exclusive reliance on the objective, physical, quantitative aspects of life which has been the dispiriting feature of our culture in the last century and the major failure of our health care system.
As a member of the teaching profession which endeavours to instil at least the basics of English grammar into our pupils I find it very dispiriting that a newspaper which regards itself as one of the leading broadsheets, certainly in this area, should fail to notice so abysmal an error.
Noting that contemporaries including Donne and Jonson seemed genuinely to admire Mary Sidney's translation of the Psalms while modern feminists dismiss them as derivative translations and find dispiriting their lack of opposition to patriarchy, Suzanne Trill voices what I think is an important concern: that "in seeking 'oppositional' writing, we distort the picture of women's literary history and run the risk of marginalising significant literary texts by women" (198).
As I consider this press conference, I find it both dispiriting and disquieting to discover that public officials still feel they must pay lip service to a god while celebrating a scientific achievement.
I quote his dispiriting reply: "He is a very straightforward horse with an excellent temperament, and it will be interesting to see how he goes.
But don't you find it dispiriting that the Government could tell you, at the drop of a hat, anything you wanted to know about the personalities involved - while the fundamental structures and principles that really matter are clearly alien territory?
Such safe, yet dispiriting, responses to not very unusual situations suggest a larger dilemma.
Unlike, for instance, the excerpt from Winterbranch, in which there was a fantastic unity of impression, Scenario was neither here nor there, and hence dispiriting.
Chava's life becomes a game of survival, not only from the bullets of the escalating war, but also from the dispiriting effects of daily violence.
A serial killer kidnaps and keeps a boy hostage in a dispiriting horror from Jennifer Lynch, the daughter of wilfully weird filmmaker David.