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.
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disheartening

(dɪsˈhɑːtənɪŋ)
adj
making one feel disappointed and less confident or less hopeful
disˈhearteningly adv
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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Translations

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːtnɪŋ] ADJdesalentador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːrtənɪŋ] adj (= dispiriting) [experience, defeat, statistics] → décourageant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disheartening

adj, dishearteningly
adventmutigend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

disheartening

[dɪsˈhɑːtnɪŋ] adjscoraggiante, deprimente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
In place of these things was only a soundless gloom, more dreadful, more disheartening, more soul- killing than any concourse of sounds, no matter how full of fear and dread.
Even Toby, although not suffering as I did, was not proof against the disheartening influences of the sight.
But that was destined to be for me a very disheartening time.
Without a care to trouble her; abroad or at home, finding inexhaustible varieties of amusement; seeing new places, making new acquaintances--what a disheartening contrast did Cecilia's happy life present to the life of her friend!
"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.
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There is nothing more disheartening than being hurt by someone you've gone to help."