dishearten

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Synonyms for dishearten

Synonyms for dishearten

to make less hopeful or enthusiastic

Synonyms for dishearten

take away the enthusiasm of

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On the other, considerably more optimistic, hand there have been three seasons when the cut-off point was 42 so if (and it is, of course, a dishearteningly intimidating 'if') that pattern were to repeat itself next Spring, City would 'only' require another 27 points, not much more than one a game
From the returning POW's point of view, demobilization necessitated an entanglement in a dishearteningly slow and cumbersome bureaucratic enterprise.
Dishearteningly, German doctors were most likely to describe themselves as "administrative participants in the German health care bureaucracy," rather than autonomous, trusted medical professionals.
This dishearteningly lengthy list of violations has greatly limited the integrity, transparency and competitiveness of the elections.
And, a little dishearteningly, "Justin Beiber" apparently ranks as the top person searched for in the UAE.
Although the coalition government may have (inmy view) unlawfully and dishearteningly cut the budget for schools to be re-built, I find that it is a good that Kirklees Council may just build Fartown a new school.
A dishearteningly few anglers are involved in the process.
And I can't help feeling that statistically, logically and dishearteningly, that my best trophy-winning years are behind me.
having accomplished dishearteningly little, I panic, and start making compromises.
Maya Deren's Living Gods of Haiti, and Black Orpheus - three continents linked through an essay from Jean Paul Sartre, offer more interest, including a beatific Pau Brazil wood carved decostyle nun and photographic images from Peter Moore taken in 1970s New York but somewhat dishearteningly looking as if they could have emanated from a time 50 years before.
Having traveled as a roadie for Black Dice and later creating visuals for the band's live show, then going on to direct videos for Animal Collective's "Who Could Win A Rabbit" and "Summertime Clothes," he's seen blind adoration beget misguided disappointment, and even more dishearteningly, felt it spill over into his own consciousness.
If we're in for another display of what could be called petty refereeing, a feature that clearly favoured South Africa and their booming (and dishearteningly accurate) place kickers last week, it's entirely possible we could expect another high-scoring encounter.
Reading back through 40 years of reason also reveals, somewhat dishearteningly, that Luddites and techno conservatives never quit, and that no advance of technological progress is ever permanently secure.
To Latin Americans from small colonial towns, where social life centers organically around the plaza, California cities, with no focal points but endless strip-malls, seem dishearteningly featureless.
The primary blame for the dishearteningly unsatisfactory debate rests with Ozawa.