disheartened

adjective
made less hopeful or enthusiastic (Freq. 1)
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desperate demoralized people looking for work

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felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem

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the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest

Syn: ↑demoralized, ↑demoralised, ↑discouraged
Similar to: ↑pessimistic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • disheartened — dis*heart ened (d[i^]s*h[aum]rt nd), adj. made less hopeful or enthusiastic; as, their lack of interest disheartened the instructor. [Narrower terms: pessimistic (vs. optimistic)] Syn: demoralized, discouraged. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disheartened — index disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disheartened — adj. 1) disheartened at 2) disheartened to + inf. (he was disheartened to learn of the bad news) * * * disheartened at disheartened to + inf. (he was disheartened to learn of the bad news) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Disheartened — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disheartened — [[t]dɪshɑ͟ː(r)t(ə)nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n If you are disheartened, you feel disappointed about something and have less confidence or less hope about it than you did before. He was disheartened by their hostile reaction.… …   English dictionary

  • disheartened — adjective Discouraged, despairing. He refused to get disheartened, even when all 50 writers polled by Newsweek predicted he would lose. Syn: dejected, dispirited, down in the mouth, sad, down in the dumps …   Wiktionary

  • disheartened — dis|heart|ened [dısˈha:tnd US a:rtnd] adj formal disappointed, so that you lose hope and the determination to continue doing something ▪ If young children don t see quick results they grow disheartened. >dishearten v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disheartened — adjective disappointed so that you lose hope and the determination to continue doing something: If young children don t see quick results they grow disheartened. dishearten verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disheartened — Synonyms and related words: bowed down, cast down, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, feeling low, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disheartened — dis|heart|ened [ dıs hartnd ] adjective no longer confident or enthusiastic about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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