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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disheartened mean? 

DISHEARTENED (adjective)
  The adjective DISHEARTENED has 1 sense:

1. made less hopeful or enthusiastic

  Familiarity information: DISHEARTENED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DISHEARTENED (adjective)

Sense 1disheartened [BACK TO TOP]


Made less hopeful or enthusiastic


demoralised; demoralized; discouraged; disheartened

Context examples:

desperate demoralized people looking for work / felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem / the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest


pessimistic (expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds)

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