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Meaning of DISHEARTEN

Pronunciation:  dis'hârtn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  take away the enthusiasm of
 

DISHEARTEN is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: put off
 
 Antonyms: cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate
 
 See Also: discourage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*heart"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disheartened};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheartening}.] [Pref. dis- + hearten.]
To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the
spirits of; to deject.

      Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened.
                                               --Macaulay.

Syn: To dispirit; discourage; depress; deject; deter;
     terrify.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anticipate, avert, awe, bar, beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, daunt, debar, deflect, deject, demoralize, depress, deter, disappoint, discontent, discourage, disgruntle, disparage, dispirit, displease, dissatisfy, estop, exclude, faze, fend, fend off, forbid, foreclose, forestall, help, keep from, keep off, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, obviate, oppress, overawe, preclude, press down, prevent, prohibit, put out, repel, rule out, sadden, save, shake, sink, stave off, stop, turn aside, ward off, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
 

 

 

 

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