What is the opposite of heartening?

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Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
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Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving strength, energy and vitality
Adjective
Opposite of marked by great pleasure, happiness, or contentedness
Adjective
(archaic) Opposite of received or experienced with gratitude
“Our rest was disturbed by an unwelcome banging on the door.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
“Mike's not pleased with the idea, but doesn't want to seem unsupportive.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
Verb
Opposite of to be triggering enthusiasm or eagerness
“The movie's plot was terrible and was boring us to death.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to
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