[ dis-hahr-tn-ing ]
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  1. depressing a person’s hope, courage, or spirits; discouraging:It's been disheartening to see some of her old habits and fears returning, even though they aren't as bad as when she was much younger.

Origin of disheartening


Other words from disheartening

  • dis·heart·en·ing·ly, adverb

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