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disheartening

[ dis-hahr-tn-ing ]
/ dɪsˈhɑr tn ɪŋ /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of disheartening

OTHER WORDS FROM disheartening

dis·heart·en·ing·ly, adverb
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