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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISHEARTENING

Life isn't as disheartening as it would be if it lasted longer.

Doing things that were of no value to any one was so disheartening.

The day was worse than its predecessor, inexpressibly gloomy and disheartening.

This was disheartening, but at least it taught me to begin at the furthest point in future.

But nevertheless it was a hard blow--a disheartening blow--to all of them.

It is a case of disheartening atony for which there is no possible cure.

But what with wind and fog and rain it was a disheartening business.

It was sweet to be so defended, so rescued, but it was also disheartening.

As the cloths were laid aside, there was a disheartening silence.

It was disheartening after the Russian triumphs at the beginning of the war.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (first recorded in "Henry V"), from dis- "the opposite of" + hearten. Related: Disheartened; disheartening.

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