disheartened disheartened  /dɪs ˈhɑr tənd/


  • (adj) made less hopeful or enthusiastic



  1. The detainee seems disheartened by her response.
  2. Other commission members were equally disheartened.
  3. The international aid community is disheartened by the prospect of another five years of a government that is infested with warlords and drug traffickers.


  1. George Takei's Facebook ghost writer feels guilty about letting the secret out

    By KATE STANTON, Fans were disheartened to learn last week that George Takei has help with his witty Facebook posts.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Group schedules Monday protest at Labrador office in Meridian

    A group disheartened by U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador's decision to walk away from the Gang of 8 trying to develop a bipartisan immigration plan, plans to hold a protest outside Labrador's Meridian office on Monday.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Idaho Statesman

  3. LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan critical of his team after latest defeat: "Status quo isn't cutting it"

    The LA Galaxy have lost six of their last eight games, all told, have conceded 10 times in the final 15 minutes of MLS games this season (and four more in CONCACAF Champions League), and have surrendered eight goals in successive losses in the past week.There's plenty with which to be frustrated, and the Galaxy is disappointed by all of it. But they are not disheartened.“It's a little bit like ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I'm very disappointed and disheartened by the NCAA's findings," Calipari said in a statement. "I fully support the University of Memphis' appeal and until that process is carried through to its completion, I will have no further comments on...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Calipari Source: ESPN

  2. "I'm not disheartened by our team's performance because we gave it everything we had," Penders said. "We just didn't have enough depth."
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Tom Penders Source: Forbes

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