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Adjective: dispiriting  di'spi-ri-ting
  1. Destructive of morale and self-reliance
    "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
    - demoralizing, demoralising [Brit], disheartening
Verb: dispirit  di'spi-rit
  1. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    "The news dispirited her";
    - depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, demoralize, demoralise [Brit]

See also: discouraging

Type of: discourage, frustrate