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English definition of “dishearten”

dishearten

verb [T]     /dɪsˈhɑː.tən/ US  /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ən/
to make a person lose confidence, hope, and energy → Synonym discourageDisappointing yourself and othersDiscouraging and putting off disheartened     /-ˈhɑː.tənd/ US  /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ənd/ adjective She was very disheartened by the results of the test.Feeling sad and unhappy disheartening     /ˈhɑː.tən.ɪŋ/ US  /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ən.ɪŋ/ adjective disheartening newsDisappointing yourself and othersDiscouraging and putting off
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