Definition of Disheartening in English :

Define Disheartening in English

Disheartening meaning in English

Meaning of Disheartening in English

Pronunciation of Disheartening in English

Disheartening pronunciation in English

Pronounce Disheartening in English


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1. demoralising, demoralizing, disheartening, dispiriting

destructive of morale and self-reliance

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see synonyms of disheartening
making one feel disappointed and less confident or less hopeful
The disheartening statistics say that a woman's chances of conceiving through IVF after age 35 nosedive.
The right suffered a disheartening defeat at the elections.
This is a very disheartening experience for a young child.

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see synonyms of disheartening
tr.v. dis·heart·ened, dis·heart·en·ing, dis·heart·ens
To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit. See Synonyms at discourage.

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