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English definition of “dishearten”

dishearten

verb [T] uk   /dɪsˈhɑː.tən/ us    /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ən/
to make a person lose confidence, hope, and energy
Synonym
Disappointing yourself and othersDiscouraging and putting off
disheartened
adjective uk   /-ˈhɑː.tənd/ us    /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ənd/
She was very disheartened by the results of the test.Feeling sad and unhappy
disheartening
adjective uk   /ˈhɑː.tən.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ən.ɪŋ/
disheartening newsDisappointing yourself and othersDiscouraging and putting off
(Definition of dishearten from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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