disheartening disheartening  /dɪs ˈhɑr tə nɪŋ/


  • (adj) destructive of morale and self-reliance


  1. That demand is a disheartening indication of the city's grave low-income housing crisis, a nagging civic sore thumb as Miami prepares to host the Super Bowl next month.
  2. This was disheartening, but I still believed that what I had written was right.
  3. The most disheartening charges to come out of the trial, however, concerned not coke but amphetamines.


  1. Under-21s Review: Why England's Future Looks Dark Ahead of World Cup 2014

    Played three, lost three: That's the record England's U21 side leave the European Championships in Israel with after a dismal, disheartening week. Success breeds success, and this competition is the type you want to be excelling in. Germany won it in 2009 using Sami Khedira , Mats Hummels , Manuel Neuer , Mesut Oezil and Marcel Schmelzer   . Look where those players are now. For England, it was ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Mattingly pulls the plug on League as closer

    After Brandon League allowed four runs in the ninth inning in a disheartening loss to the D-backs on Monday night, manager Don Mattingly has turned to Kenley Jansen as the Dodgers' closer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  3. Study reveals 8K elderly go hungry in Orlando

    A study reveals a disheartening statistic in Orlando: Nearly 8,000 seniors go hungry every day. Charles Bennett spent the morning at Second Harvest Food Bank, boxing up food for the Haven of Hope Ministries in Orlando where lately, many of the people who need food are seniors. "A lot more and more older people are coming in," Bennett said. Monday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer opened a summit on ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando


  • "This is way out by the Syrian border, an area where we do think in fact some suicide bombers are able to come across the border. It's an area that is very, very remote - quite small villages out there - and it was disheartening for us, too,...
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Forbes

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