"dispiriting" in the verb 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"
"dispiriting" in the adjective sense
1. demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting
destructive of morale and self-reliance
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