dishearten


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dis·heart·en

 (dĭs-här′tn)
tr.v. dis·heart·ened, dis·heart·en·ing, dis·heart·ens
To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit. See Synonyms at discourage.

dis·heart′en·ing·ly adv.
dis·heart′en·ment n.

dishearten

(dɪsˈhɑːtən)
vb
(tr) to weaken or destroy the hope, courage, enthusiasm, etc, of
disˈheartenment n

dis•heart•en

(dɪsˈhɑr tn)

v.t.
to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage.
[1590–1600]
dis•heart′en•er, n.
dis•heart′en•ing•ly, adv.
dis•heart′en•ment, n.

dishearten


Past participle: disheartened
Gerund: disheartening

Imperative
dishearten
dishearten
Present
I dishearten
you dishearten
he/she/it disheartens
we dishearten
you dishearten
they dishearten
Preterite
I disheartened
you disheartened
he/she/it disheartened
we disheartened
you disheartened
they disheartened
Present Continuous
I am disheartening
you are disheartening
he/she/it is disheartening
we are disheartening
you are disheartening
they are disheartening
Present Perfect
I have disheartened
you have disheartened
he/she/it has disheartened
we have disheartened
you have disheartened
they have disheartened
Past Continuous
I was disheartening
you were disheartening
he/she/it was disheartening
we were disheartening
you were disheartening
they were disheartening
Past Perfect
I had disheartened
you had disheartened
he/she/it had disheartened
we had disheartened
you had disheartened
they had disheartened
Future
I will dishearten
you will dishearten
he/she/it will dishearten
we will dishearten
you will dishearten
they will dishearten
Future Perfect
I will have disheartened
you will have disheartened
he/she/it will have disheartened
we will have disheartened
you will have disheartened
they will have disheartened
Future Continuous
I will be disheartening
you will be disheartening
he/she/it will be disheartening
we will be disheartening
you will be disheartening
they will be disheartening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disheartening
you have been disheartening
he/she/it has been disheartening
we have been disheartening
you have been disheartening
they have been disheartening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disheartening
you will have been disheartening
he/she/it will have been disheartening
we will have been disheartening
you will have been disheartening
they will have been disheartening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disheartening
you had been disheartening
he/she/it had been disheartening
we had been disheartening
you had been disheartening
they had been disheartening
Conditional
I would dishearten
you would dishearten
he/she/it would dishearten
we would dishearten
you would dishearten
they would dishearten
Past Conditional
I would have disheartened
you would have disheartened
he/she/it would have disheartened
we would have disheartened
you would have disheartened
they would have disheartened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dishearten - take away the enthusiasm of
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate - give encouragement to

dishearten

verb discourage, depress, crush, dash, deter, dismay, daunt, cast down, dispirit, deject These conditions dishearten people and undermine their hope.
encourage, lift, rally, hearten, cheer up, perk up, buck up (informal), gee up

dishearten

verb
To make less hopeful or enthusiastic:
Translations
يُثَبِّطُ الهِمَّه، يوهِنُ العَزيمَه
vzít odvahu
gøre beklemtgøre modløs
draga kjark úr
atimti pasitikėjimąatimti viltį
laupīt cerības/drosmi
vziať odvahu

dishearten

[dɪsˈhɑːtn] VTdesalentar, desanimar
don't be disheartened!¡ánimo!, ¡no te desanimes!

dishearten

[dɪsˈhɑːrtən] vt [+ person] → décourager

dishearten

vtentmutigen; don’t be disheartened!nun verlieren Sie nicht gleich den Mut!, nur Mut!

dishearten

[dɪsˈhɑːtn] vtscoraggiare

dishearten

(disˈhaːtn) verb
to take courage or hope away from. The failure of her first attempt disheartened her.
References in classic literature ?
All these precautions having been taken, and it being now quite dark, those in command awaited the result in some anxiety: and not without a hope that such vigilant demonstrations might of themselves dishearten the populace, and prevent any new outrages.
The Church's invitation to reflect upon these truths is not to dishearten us by a pessimistic view of life, but rather to open our hearts to repentance and hope.