dispiriting

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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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The dispiritingly dreadful summer we have enjoyed is only encouraging the English to do what they do best, and that is to moan about the climate.
Shovlin's chapter begins dispiritingly with the remark that 'W.
Under Joe Kernan's new leadership, Galway's league campaign was the very model of inconsistency with impressive wins over Dublin and Tyrone contrasting with weak displays against Mayo and Derry and a dispiritingly convincing defeat by Kerry.
It''s obviously great news that a new retail use is being found for the site, but I do hope the new store isn''t as dispiritingly grim and grimy as the current one.
On the critical subject of preventable road carnage in Africa, Bonna is one among a dispiritingly low number of writers and intellectuals who knows exactly what he is talking about.
The press release dispiritingly cited the average person's expenditure of "3.
Again, the wake -- which should at least try to be a moment of inspired black comedy -- falls dispiritingly flat.
Postmodernism is represented purely from modernism's viewpoint, with a dispiritingly doctrinaire reliance on Jameson's critique of postmodernism (persuasive when formulated, but surely not the last word).
affirm) dispiritingly familiar as a pattern of response in women.
The reasons for this are dispiritingly predictable; however, considering them may establish why the novellas are a form important both to Millhauser personally and to serious readers of his work.
Yet if these ancient books, the logic primers, plays, and histories, are cast by the poem as dispiritingly remote, as those which are so dead that they can come into the present only through exhumation (cf.
The brief's framing of the relationship between religion and the judiciary was dispiritingly consistent with the campaign rhetoric that had delivered the Bush administration to a second term just weeks before.
In fact, Martynov's music is dispiritingly static, obtusely minimalist with all the vitamins taken out.
He seems to be capable of juggling multiple identities on the surface while retaining a sound core of personal and academic integrity (I hope he will forgive this attempt at friendly analysis from this distance); and these characteristics stand him in good stead as the sort of historian who can deconstruct and dismantle without making the whole enterprise seem dispiritingly meaningless, alert as he is to shape-shifting and the power of different angles of vision to seem to alter the nature of what is perceived.
25am) Leslie Phillips has trouble keeping his pants zipped up in dispiritingly sleazy slapstick addition to tired series 1965