Definition of Dishearten

1. Verb. Take away the enthusiasm of. "The performance is likely to dishearten Sue"

Exact synonyms: Put Off
Generic synonyms: Discourage
Derivative terms: Disheartenment, Disheartenment
Antonyms: Hearten



Definition of Dishearten

1. v. t. To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

Definition of Dishearten

1. Verb. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dishearten

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dishearten

1. To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject. "Regiments . . . Utterly disorganised and disheartened." (Macaulay) Synonym: To dispirit, discourage, depress, deject, deter, terrify. Origin: Pref. Dis- + hearten. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dishearten

disharmonizing
disharmony
dishaunt
dishaunted
dishaunting
dishaunts
dishcloth
dishcloth gourd
dishcloths
dishclout
dishclouts
dishdasha
dishdashas
disheart
dishearted
dishearten (current term)
disheartened
disheartening
dishearteningly
disheartenment
disheartenments
disheartens
dishearting
dished
dished out
dished up
disheir
disheired
disheiring
disheirs

Literary usage of Dishearten

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1. The Marys, Or, The Beauty of Female Holiness by Robert Philip (1836)
"Let not, therefore, the timidity, nor even the trembling, the doubts nor the fears, of some " holy women," dishearten you, or draw you into suspicions of ..."

2. The Grammar of Science by Karl Pearson (1900)
"This slowness ought not to dishearten us, for one of the strongest factors of social stability is the inertness, nay, rather active hostility, ..."

3. The War Diary of a Diplomat by Lee Meriwether (1919)
"As if this was not calculated to dishearten me, ever and anon on the journey to Ajaccio Major Church, apropos of nothing at all, would remark in his ..."

4. The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the by William Robertson (1804)
"... but he retained so much presence of mind as to desire those who were near him to cover his body with a. cloak, that his death might not dishearten his ..."

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