What does disheartening mean?

Definitions for disheartening

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting(adj)

    destructive of morale and self-reliance


  1. disheartening(adj.)

    Causing loss of hope or enthusiasm.


  1. disheartening(Adjective)

    Causing to lose heart; making despondent or gloomy; scare; discourage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disheartening

    of Dishearten


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disheartening in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disheartening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Felicia Marcus:

    These are sobering statistics and disheartening statistics.

  2. Joseph Joubert:

    Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.

  3. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    It’s extremely frustrating, it is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.

  4. Gavin Gibbons:

    It's not only disturbing, it's disheartening because our companies have zero tolerance for labor abuses, these type of things flourish in the shadows.

  5. Lucy Gomez-Feliciano:

    It’s very disheartening as a community resident and an organizer to see such a disconnect and a lack of commitment to addressing the issue of displacement.

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