[ dis-hahr-tnd ]
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  1. having one’s hope, courage, or spirits depressed; discouraged or demoralized: I had been looking for work for months and was starting to get that disheartened feeling.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of dishearten.

Origin of disheartened

First recorded in 1610–20; dishearten + -ed2 for the adjective; dishearten + -ed1 for the verb

Other words from disheartened

  • un·dis·heart·ened, adjective

Words Nearby disheartened Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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