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Related to disheartenment: depressing, discouragements


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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Noun1.disheartenment - the feeling of despair in the face of obstaclesdisheartenment - the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"
intimidation - the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
2.disheartenment - a communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
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The pontiff said that priests have shared with him "their outrage at what happened, and their frustration that 'for all their hard work, they have to face the damage that was one, the suspicion and uncertainty to which it has given rise, and the doubts, fears and disheartenment felt by more than a few.'"
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However, until that happens, the air of disappointment and disheartenment will prevail, causing the anti-polio campaign in Lahore to suffer, she concluded.
For starters, God understands our propensity toward disheartenment. Right before Joshua led the Israelite's into the Promised Land, God gave him a pep talk.
It was because of variations in medical standards prevailing in recruitment that caused confusion and disheartenment among the civil officers engaged in procuring recruits.
This vignette illustrates a common problem in many schools and Information Systems (IS) departments: the disheartenment and lack of interest of undergraduate students in the IS major and field (Granger et al., 2007).
It's the devil who likes to make the headlines in his attempt to foster disheartenment or even despair in the faithful.
This again is bound to bring disheartenment to his/her mind of the expectations from life.