Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: disheartened
IPA transcription: [dɪsh'ɑɹtənd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartened
    Meaning: made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"
Usage examples
  • Do not be disheartened if at first you suffer from stage-fright.
  • Servadac gazed upon the shattered marble, pensive and disheartened.
  • He was so disheartened that he sat down upon a stump and began to cry.
  • When I lost my money I got disheartened, and little by little I lost control.
  • Evidently disheartened by the failure of their first attempt the assaulters drew off, but only for a short time.
  • But on he went, without being disheartened, deeper and deeper into the wood, where the most wonderful flowers were growing.
  • Her disheartened knights rallied around her, and, following the impetuous girl, they wielded axe and lance for the final struggle.
  • Somewhat disheartened by the reception my little project had met with, I gave up the idea for awhile, and went to work upon other things.
  • Mr. Tucker, fearing that others might become disheartened and do likewise, guaranteed each man who would persevere to the end, five dollars per diem, dating from the time the party entered the snow.
  • Dislodging from Thame and Aylesbury, where he had hitherto lain, he thought proper to retreat nearer to London; and he showed to his friends his broken and disheartened forces, which a few months before he had led into the field in so flourishing a condition.