dishearten
transitive verb Date: 1590 to cause to lose spirit or morale • dishearteningly adverbdisheartenment noun

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishearten — index deter, disappoint, discommode, discourage, dissuade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dishearten — 1590s (first recorded in Henry V ), from DIS (Cf. dis ) the opposite of + HEARTEN (Cf. hearten). Related: Disheartened; disheartening …   Etymology dictionary

  • dishearten — *discourage, dispirit, deject Analogous words: *depress, weigh: despair, despond (see corresponding adjectives at DESPONDENT) Antonyms: hearten Contrasted words: *encourage, inspirit, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dishearten — [v] depress, ruin one’s hopes cast down, chill*, crush, damp, dampen, dash, daunt, deject, demoralize, deter, discourage, disincline, dismay, disparage, dispirit, get down*, humble, humiliate, indispose, put a damper on*, put down, shake, throw a …   New thesaurus

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

  • dishearten — [dis härt′ n] vt. to deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt disheartening adj. dishearteningly adv. disheartenment n …   English World dictionary

  • dishearten — disheartener, n. dishearteningly, adv. disheartenment, n. /dis hahr tn/, v.t. to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage. [1590 1600; DIS 1 + HEARTEN] Syn. dismay, daunt, deject, dispirit. * * * …   Universalium

  • dishearten — verb /dɪsˈhɑː.tən,dɪsˈhɑɹ.tən/ To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage. Syn: discourage Ant: hearten …   Wiktionary

  • dishearten — Synonyms and related words: anticipate, avert, awe, bar, beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, daunt, debar, deflect, deject, demoralize, depress, deter, disappoint, discontent, discourage, disgruntle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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