verb (used with object)
Related formsdis·heart·en·er, noundis·heart·en·ing·ly, adverbdis·heart·en·ment, nounun·dis·heart·ened, adjective
Examples from the Web for disheartening
Nguyen uses magic realism to tell this story, mixing the surreal with the real, to effectively tell the disheartening tale.‘War Witch’ Filmmaker Kim Nguyen on Africa’s Child Soldiers|Jean Trinh|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A short while ago, the editors of The New York Times confirmed this disheartening report.
It really is disheartening to see so many well-prepared people in search of so few jobs.
"If you've got a drag with old Macy, maybe he'll raise you," was Charley's disheartening reply.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
Franklin had been stricken by that disheartening malady which is formed by the union of fever and ague.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
But, secondly, we must beware of disheartening ourselves by hastily concluding that in our case Christs grace has failed.
The day was worse than its predecessor, inexpressibly gloomy and disheartening.The Downfall|Emile Zola
His declination now, after giving ground for hope, would be disheartening.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1|Samuel J. Tilden