dishearten

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verb dis·heart·en \(ˌ)dis-ˈhär-tən\

Definition of dishearten

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to lose spirit or morale

dishearteningly

play \-ˈhärt-niŋ-lē, -ˈhär-tən-iŋ-\ adverb

disheartenment

play \-ˈhär-tən-mənt\ noun

Examples of dishearten in a sentence

  1. The conflict between their families disheartened them.

  2. <we were disheartened by the news that our grandmother was seriously ill>

1590

First Known Use of dishearten

1590


DISHEARTEN Defined for English Language Learners

dishearten

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verb dis·heart·en \(ˌ)dis-ˈhär-tən\

Definition of dishearten for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (a person or group of people) to lose hope, enthusiasm, or courage : to discourage (someone)


DISHEARTEN Defined for Kids

dishearten

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verb dis·heart·en \dis-ˈhär-tən\

Definition of dishearten for Students

disheartened

disheartening

  1. :  discourage 1 <She was disheartened by the bad news.>



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