- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||disheartens, disheartening, disheartened
||to depress or destroy the hope or confidence of; discourage; dispirit.
After getting several rejections, he was disheartened and thought he'd never get his writing published.
- daunt, deject, discourage, dismay, dispirit, unnerve
- embolden, encourage, exhilarate, hearten
- similar words:
- chill, cow, crush, depress, distress, intimidate
||dishearteningly (adv.), disheartenment (n.)