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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishearten  \Dis*heart"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disheartened}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disheartening}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  hearten.] 
  To  discourage;  to  deprive  of  courage  and  hope;  to  depress  the 
  spirits  of  to  deject. 
 
  Regiments  .  .  .  utterly  disorganized  and  disheartened. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  dispirit;  discourage;  depress;  deject;  deter; 
  terrify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disheartening 
  adj  :  destructive  of  morale  and  self-reliance  [syn:  {demoralizing}, 
  {demoralising},  {dispiriting}] 




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