AskDefine | Define dishearten

Dictionary Definition

dishearten v : take away the enthusiasm of [syn: put off] [ant: cheer]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anticipate, avert, awe, bar, beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, daunt, debar, deflect, deject, demoralize, depress, deter, disappoint, discontent, discourage, disgruntle, disparage, dispirit, displease, dissatisfy, estop, exclude, faze, fend, fend off, forbid, foreclose, forestall, help, keep from, keep off, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, obviate, oppress, overawe, preclude, press down, prevent, prohibit, put out, repel, rule out, sadden, save, shake, sink, stave off, stop, turn aside, ward off, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
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