- The definition of disheartening is something that depresses or takes away hope.
An example of disheartening is terrible weather on a day you were excited about going skydiving with friends; disheartening weather.
(comparative more disheartening, superlative most disheartening)
- Present participle of dishearten.
Variant of dishearten
to deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt