disheartening


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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.

disheartening

(dɪsˈhɑːtənɪŋ)
adj
making one feel disappointed and less confident or less hopeful
disˈhearteningly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disheartening - destructive of morale and self-reliance
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
Translations

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːtnɪŋ] ADJdesalentador

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːrtənɪŋ] adj (= dispiriting) [experience, defeat, statistics] → décourageant(e)

disheartening

adj, dishearteningly
adventmutigend

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːtnɪŋ] adjscoraggiante, deprimente
References in classic literature ?
For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error.
I am sorry to say,' said I, 'that I have some rather disheartening intelligence from my aunt.
This friend," I pursued, "is trying to get on in commercial life, but has no money, and finds it difficult and disheartening to make a beginning.
It is disheartening, for one naturally expects to find anything we seek a few minutes after starting out to seek it, and I confess that I expected to find my golden mistress within a very few hours of leaving home.
A disheartening series of rebuffs slowly forced the truth in upon Sanders's mind that the business world refused to accept the telephone as an article of commerce.
One after another the filthy interiors revealed the same disheartening fact--Meriem was in none of them.
In the meanwhile, how disheartening to see the woman one loves long for those thousands of nothings which constitute a woman's happiness, and be unable to give her those thousands of nothings.
cried D'Artagnan, who was afraid of disheartening his friend by telling him that the cardinal had not breathed a word about him; "yes, surely, he said "
I can answer for it, he was a good man - as good as ever stepped upon a ship's deck - but he could not bear the feeling of a dead ship under his feet: the sickly, disheartening feeling which the men of some "overdue" ships that come into harbour at last under a jury-rig must have felt, combated, and overcome in the faithful discharge of their duty.
Even Toby, although not suffering as I did, was not proof against the disheartening influences of the sight.
If only Martin had come to her and put his arms around her, she would have been able to throw off her newly-born fear of him and this disheartening shattering of her faith in his kindness.
So monotonous it was, so cheerless, so disheartening, so melancholy, that all longed, but in vain, for any variety, no matter how terrible it might be.