dishearten

[ dis-hahr-tn ]
/ dɪsˈhɑr tn /

verb (used with object)

to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage.

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Origin of dishearten

First recorded in 1590–1600; dis-1 + hearten

OTHER WORDS FROM dishearten

dis·heart·en·er, noundis·heart·en·ing·ly, adverbdis·heart·en·ment, nounun·dis·heart·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disheartened

dishearten
/ (dɪsˈhɑːtən) /

verb

(tr) to weaken or destroy the hope, courage, enthusiasm, etc, of

Derived forms of dishearten

dishearteningly, adverbdisheartenment, noun
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