Definition of dishearten in English:

dishearten

verb

[with object]
  • Cause (someone) to lose determination or confidence.

    ‘the farmer was disheartened by the damage to his crops’
    • ‘We weren't disheartened to lose as it was a tough tournament.’
    • ‘Some disturbing news regarding misuse and exploitation of the tsunami donations are cropping up which disheartens me a lot.’
    • ‘I am so disheartened at the slurs and insults that have been hurled at those people who accept free lunch for their kids.’
    • ‘She said she was disheartened by the police force's inaction in relation to similar intimidation incidents in the past.’
    • ‘I have no idea what the tale is here, but something's amiss, and I was disheartened by the result.’
    • ‘As I emptied its contents, I was disheartened to see the limited treasures I found within.’
    • ‘But I'm not disheartened… it will take some doing to undo the bad habits of a lifetime.’
    • ‘But I am not disheartened by the image or the disadvantages that comes along with it.’
    • ‘If that sounds just a little bitter, she maintains that she wasn't disheartened.’
    • ‘For that half an hour I got a tiny glimpse into what her everyday life is like and I was disheartened by how cold people are.’
    • ‘And of course we did know that, and it disheartened us to think no one would take notice of us.’
    • ‘When I arrived at the set wearing a new chocolate-brown, button-up T-shirt and brown, leather clogs, I was determined not to let anyone or anything dishearten me.’
    • ‘The very image of the desolated metropolis was enough to dishearten me before I even entered the city itself.’
    • ‘Such tolerance of dishonesty in our educational system certainly disheartens other students, who realize that they may have to compete with cheaters to get into college.’
    • ‘What disheartens me most of all is their blandness.’
    • ‘Far from giving physics a wider appeal, I suspect this merely disheartens students.’
    • ‘He was disheartened when the boy didn't even seem to notice his presence.’
    • ‘I was disheartened; I would have truly loved to get out of the house and attend such a happy event.’
    • ‘Despite the elbow injury, he said he is not disheartened by the setback.’
    • ‘You've seen how I was disheartened by the loss of my husband and my children and because of my disease.’

Pronunciation

dishearten

/dɪsˈhɑːt(ə)n/