dishearten Definition

  • 1cause (someone) to lose determination or confidence.
  • 2to discourage someone and make them feel less hopeful

Using dishearten: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dishearten" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The negative feedback disheartened her and she almost gave up on her project.

  • Example

    The team's poor performance in the first half of the game disheartened their fans.

  • Example

    The lack of support from his family disheartened him and made him feel alone.

dishearten Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for dishearten

Phrases with dishearten

  • to feel discouraged or demoralized by something


    She was disheartened by the negative comments about her work.

  • news that is discouraging or demoralizing


    The disheartening news of the company's bankruptcy was a shock to everyone.

  • an experience that causes someone to lose hope or confidence


    The failure of his business was a disheartening experience for him.


Summary: dishearten in Brief

The verb 'dishearten' [dɪsˈhɑːt(ə)n] means to cause someone to lose determination or confidence, or to discourage someone and make them feel less hopeful. It is often used to describe the effect of negative feedback, poor performance, or lack of support on a person. Synonyms include 'discourage,' 'dismay,' and 'daunt.' Antonyms include 'encourage,' 'hearten,' and 'inspire.'