Dis·heart·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disheartened p. pr. & vb. n. Disheartening.] To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.
Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- To dispirit; discourage; depress; deject; deter; terrify.
adj : made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized
people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the
magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor
tried vainly to arouse their interest" [syn: demoralized,