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Definitions for dishearten
dɪsˈhɑr tndis·heart·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dishearten, put offverb

    take away the enthusiasm of


  1. disheartenverb

    To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Disheartenverb

    Etymology: dis and hearten.

    To dishearten with fearful sentences, as tho’ salvation could hardly be hoped for, is not in our understanding so consonant with christian charity. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 22.

    Be not disheartened then, nor cloud those looks,
    That wont to be more chearful and serene. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Yet neither thus dishearten’d nor dismay’d,
    The time prepar’d I waited. John Milton.

    It is a consideration that might dishearten those who are engaged against the common adversaries, that they promise themselves as much from the folly of enemies, as from the power of their friends. Edward Stillingfleet, Def. Rom. Id. Pref. to.

    Men cannot say, that the greatness of an evil and danger is an encouragement to men to run upon it; and that the greatness of any good and happiness ought in reason to dishearten men from the pursuit of it. John Tillotson, Serm. i.

    A true christian fervour is more than the alliances of our potent friends, or even the fears of our disheartened enemies. Francis Atterbury.


  1. dishearten

    To dishearten means to cause someone to lose determination, hope, or confidence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disheartenverb

    to discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dishearten

    dis-härt′n, v.t. to deprive of heart, courage, or spirits: to discourage: to depress.—adjs. Disheart′ened; Disheart′ening.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishearten in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishearten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • entmutigenGerman
  • αποκαρδιώνωGreek
  • lannistaaFinnish
  • découragerFrench
  • がっかり, 落胆Japanese
  • whakatūoi, whakapāhunuMāori
  • ontmoedigenDutch
  • обескураживать, расхолаживать, приводить в уныние, обескуражить, расхолодить, привести в уныниеRussian

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