dishearten

  • 1 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

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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 8 dishearten — transitive verb Date: 1590 to cause to lose spirit or morale • dishearteningly adverb • disheartenment noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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. * * * …

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 dishearten — v. (formal) (R) it disheartened all of us (to learn) that she had been dismissed * * * [dɪs hɑːtn] (formal) (R) it disheartened all of us (to learn) that she had been dismissed …

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  • 13 dishearten — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. discourage, dispirit. See dejection. Ant., encourage, cheer. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dampen, dismay, daunt, get down*; see depress 2 , discourage 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. discourage,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 dishearten — dis·heart·en || dɪs hɑːtn v. discourage, depress, dispirit …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 dishearten — verb cause to lose determination or confidence. Derivatives disheartening adjective dishearteningly adverb disheartenment noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 dishearten — v. a. Dispirit, discourage, deject, depress …

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  • 17 dishearten — verb poor reviews disheartened the young author Syn: discourage, dispirit, demoralize, cast down, depress, disappoint, dismay, dash someone s hopes; put off, deter, unnerve, daunt, intimidate, cow, crush Ant: encourage …

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  • 18 dishearten — v 1. daunt, dismay, unnerve, unman, intimidate, cow; appall, frighten, affright; disconcert, Inf. shake up, abash. 2. discourage, dispirit, take the heart out of, Inf. take the starch out of, Dial. take the tuck out of; depress, deject, sadden,… …

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  • 19 dishearten — dis·hearten …

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  • 20 dishearten — See: disheartening …

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