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Adjective: disheartening  dis'haa(r)-t(u)n-ing
  1. Destructive of morale and self-reliance
    "The President's course is most disheartening";
    - demoralizing, demoralising [Brit], dispiriting
Verb: dishearten  dis'haa(r)-t(u)n
  1. Take away the enthusiasm of
    "But what was there to dishearten the spirit?";
    - put off

See also: discouraging, put

Type of: discourage, frustrate