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Adjective
Causing a person to lose heart
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“Her death is particularly disheartening because it was preventable.”
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Deeply pessimistic
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Highly disturbing in nature
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Causing erosion of moral fortitude or that eliminates hope or motivation
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Noun
Making less powerful
Verb
Present participle for to discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage
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“The news would perhaps dishearten walkers and joggers on Race Course and Nehru Stadium.”
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Present participle for to let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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Present participle for despair
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Present participle for to hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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