disheartening








verb (used with object)

  1. to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage.

verb

  1. (tr) to weaken or destroy the hope, courage, enthusiasm, etc, of
v.

1590s (first recorded in “Henry V”), from dis- “the opposite of” + hearten. Related: Disheartened; disheartening.

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