Disheartened
Dishearten Dis*heart"en (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disheartened} (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheartening}.] [Pref. dis- + hearten.] To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject. [1913 Webster]

Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened. --Macaulay.

Syn: To dispirit; discourage; depress; deject; deter; terrify. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • disheartened — dis*heart ened (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt nd), adj. made less hopeful or enthusiastic; as, their lack of interest disheartened the instructor. [Narrower terms: pessimistic (vs. optimistic)] Syn: demoralized, discouraged. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disheartened — index disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disheartened — adj. 1) disheartened at 2) disheartened to + inf. (he was disheartened to learn of the bad news) * * * disheartened at disheartened to + inf. (he was disheartened to learn of the bad news) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disheartened — [[t]dɪshɑ͟ː(r)t(ə)nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n If you are disheartened, you feel disappointed about something and have less confidence or less hope about it than you did before. He was disheartened by their hostile reaction.… …   English dictionary

  • disheartened — adjective Discouraged, despairing. He refused to get disheartened, even when all 50 writers polled by Newsweek predicted he would lose. Syn: dejected, dispirited, down in the mouth, sad, down in the dumps …   Wiktionary

  • disheartened — dis|heart|ened [dısˈha:tnd US a:rtnd] adj formal disappointed, so that you lose hope and the determination to continue doing something ▪ If young children don t see quick results they grow disheartened. >dishearten v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disheartened — adjective disappointed so that you lose hope and the determination to continue doing something: If young children don t see quick results they grow disheartened. dishearten verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disheartened — adjective made less hopeful or enthusiastic (Freq. 1) desperate demoralized people looking for work felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest • Syn: ↑demoralized,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disheartened — Synonyms and related words: bowed down, cast down, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, feeling low, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disheartened — dis|heart|ened [ dıs hartnd ] adjective no longer confident or enthusiastic about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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