lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;
"These news depressed her"
"The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
- He looked dispirited.
- She refused to be dispirited by her long illness.
He was dispirited because his triumph..had not been as intoxicating as he had imagined.出自： C. P. Snow
I was trying to write novels and poetry, but the results were..dispiriting.出自： T. Gunn