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Wordnet 3.0


1. destructive of morale and self-reliance;
[syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]

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:

disheartening \disheartening\ adj. Causing loss of hope or enthusiasm. Syn: demoralizing, demoralising, dispiriting. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disheartening adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "disheartening": alarming, awing, black, bleak, chilling, daunting, depressant, depressing, depressive, despondent, deterrent, deterring, disappointing, disconcerting, discouraging, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, displeasing, disquieting, dissatisfactory, down, dreary, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearsome, frightening, frightful, funereal, inadequate, incommensurate, insufficient, not good enough, oppressive, overawing, pessimistic, scaring, scary, somber, startling, unfulfilling, ungratifying, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying