Definition of dishearten:
evade, put over, dodge, discompose, prorogue, bewilder, humble, duck, hold over, overawe, turn off, remit, sidestep, embarrass, hedge, flurry, skirt, elude, get down, shelve, put off, help, defer, confuse, confound, set back, postpone, circumvent, dispirit, fudge, abash, shame, humiliate, parry, mortify, table, chagrin.
- de-motivate (part of speech: verb)
- disappoint (part of speech: verb)
- dissuade (part of speech: verb)
- deject (part of speech: verb)
- "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- "Tales of the Road", Charles N. Crewdson.
This was a most unfortunate circumstance, but George would not allow it to dishearten him; the fugitives would have several hours' start before the pursuit would commence, and then there was always the possibility that other specimens of the plant might be found.- "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.