disheartened


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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.

disheartened

(dɪsˈhɑːtənd)
adj
disappointed about something and having less confidence or less hope about it than before
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disheartened - made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"
pessimistic - expecting the worst possible outcome

disheartened

adjective discouraged, depressed, crushed, dismayed, choked, daunted, dejected, dispirited, downcast, crestfallen, downhearted, sick as a parrot (informal) He was disheartened by their hostile reaction.
Translations

disheartened

[dɪsˈhɑːrtənd] adj (= discouraged) → découragé(e)
to be disheartened by sth → être découragé(e) par qch

disheartened

[dɪsˈhɑːtnd] adjscoraggiato/a, avvilito/a
References in classic literature ?
But the snow and the bitter weather had disheartened them all.
His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.
Chanticleer and his family had either not left their roost, disheartened by the interminable rain, or had done the next wisest thing, by seasonably returning to it.
Now, there is no more use in making believe be angry with a negro than with a child; both instinctively see the true state of the case, through all attempts to affect the contrary; and Sam was in no wise disheartened by this rebuke, though he assumed an air of doleful gravity, and stood with the corners of his mouth lowered in most penitential style.
Promises were still more liberally distributed than money by this active agent; and, in fine, nothing was left undone that could determine the wavering, or animate the disheartened.
He often comes when they least expect him, when they are sad and disheartened.
Commander of the Faithful," I answered, "I am ready to do all that your Majesty commands, but I humbly pray you to remember that I am utterly disheartened by the unheard of sufferings I have undergone.
He received dinners a-plenty, but no contracts; and came back to the United States an impoverished and disheartened man.
Go on, Sancho my friend, and be not disheartened," said Don Quixote; "for I double the stakes as to price.
The Canadian, who counted on carrying out his projects in the Gulf, by either landing or hailing one of the numerous boats that coast from one island to another, was quite disheartened.
Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
De Chatillon saw him fall and announced it in a loud voice to his men, which raised their spirits and completely disheartened their enemies, so that every man thought only of his own safety and tried to gain the trenches, where the coadjutor was trying to reform his disorganized regiment.