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.
the simple past tense and past participle of dishearten.
- un·dis·heart·ened, adjective
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How to use disheartened in a sentence
“I think he would have been disheartened, but knowing Lemkin he would not have lost faith,” says Belzberg.
Another bishop was apparently disheartened to find the word “sin” appear only once in the entire document.
Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.You’re in Denial if You Think Steve Israel Is Wrong About GOP Racism | Michael Tomasky | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a double defeat that left our community disappointed, disaffected, and disheartened.
I've lived in Egypt since 2003 and much as I love it here I am sometimes disheartened and frustrated by the constant harassment.
His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
disheartened, the Confederates now fell back, leaving the field to those who had so valiantly defended it.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
But during the retreat he led the van and did yeoman service in restoring order among the disheartened troops.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This flinching of the captain, just on the eve of a perilous campaign, naturally disheartened the whole army.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
That which would have disheartened and disarmed other men, seemed only to animate him with all Macbeth's wild courage of despair.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8 | Various