1. [ adjective ] destructive of morale and self-reliance
Synonyms: disheartening demoralising demoralizing
Related terms: discouraging
2. [ adjective ] causing dejection
Synonyms: dark depressing grim disconsolate gloomy dismal blue

"a blue day" "the dark days of the war" "a week of rainy depressing weather" "a disconsolate winter landscape" "the first dismal dispiriting days of November" "a dark gloomy day" "grim rainy weather"

Related terms: cheerless
Similar spelling:   dispirit