dispiriting


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tending to cause sadness or low spirits

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destructive of morale and self-reliance

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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?
Most dispiriting episode: The most dispiriting and exhilarating episode of my 20th-century work experience comes in the same package: our financing and production of the European Film Awards.
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.
Wales needs its own team in the cricket world cup", September 21) As a proud Welshman who greatly values our contemporary partnership and common heritage with the English (and the other nations of Britain), it was a bit dispiriting to read in yesterday's paper the essay by Plaid politicians calling for Wales to secede from the England and Wales Cricket Team and compete instead in the splendid isolation craved by our narrow-minded, nationalist compatriots.
But it might also have had something to do with the dispiriting results in Gelsenkirchen (3-0 loss to the Czech Republic), Kaiserslautern (1-1 draw with Italy) and Nuremberg (2-1 loss to Ghana).
It was so dispiriting to see 10,000 empty seats against Arsenal," remarked Jewell, whose side host Sheffield United today.
The legendary 42-year-old bounced back from a dispiriting run of form in the United States with a second place behind France's Gwladys Nocera in last week's Swiss Open.
Perhaps the most dispiriting contrast between then and now is closer to home.
Many of these artists tend to look inward rather than project out, and curatorial choices amplify the rather dispiriting feeling.