Definition of dishearten
- were disheartened by the news
The conflict between their families disheartened them.
we were disheartened by the news that our grandmother was seriously ill
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throw cold water on;
: to cause (a person or group of people) to lose hope, enthusiasm, or courage : to discourage (someone)
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