dispiriting


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Related to dispiriting: disheartening, astutely
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Admitting that the final round of elections presents voters with a serious dilemma of dispiriting choice between two candidates who both may not honour the people's demands, Yahya Dakrouri, chairman of the Egypt's State Council and former chair of the Judges Club, fears not victory of either candidate "because simply people are watching and judging and having the final say, so no worries.
CRICKET: England produced their worst ever Twenty20 batting display as they ended a vintage summer with a dispiriting 25-run defeat against an understrength West Indies.
The 28-year-old singer who admitted she has trouble keeping her clothes in the wardrobe, said they end up on the floor with dispiriting regularity, but added: "I promise I'm working on this.
The World Cup finalists have won just three of their eight matches this season and finished a dispiriting third in the RBS Six Nations.
The other side of the coin however is that playing in front of a largely empty stadium can be dispiriting and serves as a reminder of the difficult times we have endured.
CELTIC suffered another dispiriting away defeat in the Champions League in their first game of this year's campaign against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Olympiyskiy Stadium.
Two dispiriting home defeats to West Ham and Middlesbrough plunged the Latics into the bottom three, and if they fail to beat Sheffield United they know their two-year top-flight stay will be over.
Writer-director von Donnersmarck vividly captures the dispiriting atmosphere of a country where the state controls its citizens through fear and terror.
For example, they escape for the most part the dispiriting disputes over evolution and biblical inerrancy.
Niki Rule, regional sales manager at the four-star hotel in Main Street, Ansty, said: "It can be dispiriting sitting inside a conference room working hard while the temperatures are rising outside.
It's good to see such thoughts revived but dispiriting to find them advanced as if they had news value.
based documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, is an alternately stirring and dispiriting film, as jangled and self-cancelling as the filmmaker's name, which feels like a pun about adhesion and tenacity that gives way to and then cancels out the violent deconstructivism of his surname.