Definition of dishearten in English:

dishearten

Line breaks: dis|heart¦en
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈhɑːt(ə)n
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

dishearteningly

adverb
More example sentences
  • It was a long, hard haul and the resultant catch, just a few kilos, seemed dishearteningly small.
  • The main question I want to pose in the remainder of this essay is this: do these elements of the novel constitute a response to the private and public events that it so powerfully and dishearteningly presents in its central narrative?
  • Sorin frowned and shook his head dishearteningly.

disheartenment

noun
More example sentences
  • It is with his warm, kind eyes more than his alert disposition or his physical resourcefulness that he conveys Clive's simultaneous disheartenment and delectation at encountering so denuded a piece of work.
  • Call it the day-after blues: The initial excitement of securing a piece of land of their own can quickly be overshadowed by a feeling of disheartenment for some prospective home owners.
  • When we're caught in disheartenment we really believe that we'll never be adequate, that we'll never fit in, that nothing will ever work out, and so on.

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