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What is another word for disheartening?

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Causing a person to be demoralized or lose heart
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“The incident is particularly disheartening because it was preventable.”
Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“The faculty is working under adverse and disheartening conditions, which should be alleviated if we are to continue to have an efficient and loyal organization.”
Suggestive of bad luck or misfortune
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“Certainly, he may have verbalized about a disheartening circumstance, but never did he belittle or disown any of us for foolish and dumb mistakes.”
Frighteningly repellent or disturbing
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“The satiric portraiture opens the poem with its cold and disheartening images of murder, witchcraft, and abortion.”
Weakening of one's sense of worth, strength, or authority
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.”
Present participle for to fill with distress or alarm
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Present participle for to greatly offend or outrage someone
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