disheartening
disheartening disheartening adj. Causing loss of hope or enthusiasm.

Syn: demoralizing, demoralising, dispiriting. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • disheartening — index bleak (not favorable), deplorable, disastrous, lamentable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disheartening — adj. 1) disheartening to + inf. (it is disheartening to read the daily press) 2) disheartening that + clause (it was disheartening that so few passed the test) * * * disheartening to + inf. (it is disheartening to read the daily press)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disheartening — dis|heart|en|ing [dısˈha:tn ıŋ US a:r ] adj making you lose hope and determination it is disheartening to hear/see etc sth ▪ It s disheartening to see what little progress has been made. >dishearteningly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disheartening — adjective making you lose hope and determination: be disheartening to hear/see etc sth: It s disheartening to see what little progress has been made. dishearteningly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Disheartening — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disheartening — [[t]dɪshɑ͟ː(r)tənɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is disheartening, it makes you feel disappointed and less confident or less hopeful. Syn: depressing …   English dictionary

  • disheartening — UK [dɪsˈhɑː(r)t(ə)nɪŋ] / US [dɪsˈhɑrt(ə)nɪŋ] adjective making you less confident or enthusiastic Derived word: dishearten verb transitive Word forms dishearten : present tense I/you/we/they dishearten he/she/it disheartens present participle… …   English dictionary

  • disheartening — dishearten ► VERB ▪ cause to lose determination or confidence. DERIVATIVES disheartening adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • disheartening — adjective Causing to lose heart; making despondent or gloomy; scare; discourage …   Wiktionary

  • disheartening — Synonyms and related words: alarming, awing, black, bleak, chilling, daunting, depressant, depressing, depressive, despondent, deterrent, deterring, disappointing, disconcerting, discouraging, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, displeasing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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