- Dishearten is defined as to discourage or cause the loss of hope.
An example of to dishearten is to tell a person that he will never fulfill his dreams.
dishearten definition by Webster's New World
to deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
dishearten definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb dis·heart·ened, dis·heart·en·ing, dis·heart·ens
To shake or destroy the courage or resolution of; dispirit. See Synonyms at discourage.
- dis·heartˈen·ing·ly adverb
- dis·heartˈen·ment noun