verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM disheartendis·heart·en·er, noundis·heart·en·ing·ly, adverbdis·heart·en·ment, nounun·dis·heart·ened, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for dishearten
Because Walters's story of triumph is the prime thread of the documentary it overshadows the more disheartening stories.
Nevertheless, it's somewhat disheartening to see so relatively tame a documentary provoking such heated reactions.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka|Matt Lerner|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Elaine McIntosh and Isis Cox endured an even more disheartening ride from Buffalo.Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts|Michelle Cottle|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
The sight of him was made all the more disheartening by the thought of everything Etan Patz might have become.
She poured out some chocolate, took it hurriedly, and quitted the room, leaving her husband in a disheartening reverie.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Things are going on here in their usual gently disheartening gait.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
At first sight it seems disheartening to find that physicians are so easily humbugged.
We explored almost every bay and inlet we came across, but of course always with the same disheartening result.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
The condition of these articles, too, is most disheartening.The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid