Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To shake or destroy the courage or resolution of; dispirit. See Synonyms at discourage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To discourage; depress the spirits of; deject; impress with fear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take away the enthusiasm of

Etymologies

dis- +‎ hearten (Wiktionary)

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