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Wordnet 3.0


1. made less hopeful or enthusiastic;
- Example: "desperate demoralized people looking for work"
- Example: "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"
- Example: "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"
[syn: demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartened]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened. --Macaulay. Syn: To dispirit; discourage; depress; deject; deter; terrify. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "disheartened": bowed-down, cast down, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, feeling low, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, low, low-spirited, pessimistic, pining, spiritless, subdued, suicidal, weary of life, woebegone, world-weary