Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit. synonym: discourage.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb take away the enthusiasm of

Etymologies

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dis- +‎ hearten

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