dishearten

Synonyms and related words:
anticipate, avert, awe, bar, beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, daunt, debar, deflect, deject, demoralize, depress, deter, disappoint, discontent, discourage, disgruntle, disparage, dispirit, displease, dissatisfy, estop, exclude, faze, fend, fend off, forbid, foreclose, forestall, help, keep from, keep off, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, obviate, oppress, overawe, preclude, press down, prevent, prohibit, put out, repel, rule out, sadden, save, shake, sink, stave off, stop, turn aside, ward off, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon

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  • Dishearten — Dis*heart en (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disheartened} (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheartening}.] [Pref. dis + hearten.] To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishearten — index deter, disappoint, discommode, discourage, dissuade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dishearten — 1590s (first recorded in Henry V ), from DIS (Cf. dis ) the opposite of + HEARTEN (Cf. hearten). Related: Disheartened; disheartening …   Etymology dictionary

  • dishearten — *discourage, dispirit, deject Analogous words: *depress, weigh: despair, despond (see corresponding adjectives at DESPONDENT) Antonyms: hearten Contrasted words: *encourage, inspirit, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dishearten — [v] depress, ruin one’s hopes cast down, chill*, crush, damp, dampen, dash, daunt, deject, demoralize, deter, discourage, disincline, dismay, disparage, dispirit, get down*, humble, humiliate, indispose, put a damper on*, put down, shake, throw a …   New thesaurus

  • dishearten — ► VERB ▪ cause to lose determination or confidence. DERIVATIVES disheartening adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • dishearten — [dis härt′ n] vt. to deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt disheartening adj. dishearteningly adv. disheartenment n …   English World dictionary

  • dishearten — transitive verb Date: 1590 to cause to lose spirit or morale • dishearteningly adverb • disheartenment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dishearten — disheartener, n. dishearteningly, adv. disheartenment, n. /dis hahr tn/, v.t. to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage. [1590 1600; DIS 1 + HEARTEN] Syn. dismay, daunt, deject, dispirit. * * * …   Universalium

  • dishearten — verb /dɪsˈhɑː.tən,dɪsˈhɑɹ.tən/ To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage. Syn: discourage Ant: hearten …   Wiktionary

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