Definition of dishearteningly in English:

dishearteningly

adverb

  • See dishearten

    • ‘Unfortunately, I found the film flat, banal, and dishearteningly conservative.’
    • ‘It was a long, hard haul and the resultant catch, just a few kilos, seemed dishearteningly small.’
    • ‘Sorin frowned and shook his head dishearteningly.’
    • ‘As well as being dishearteningly unoriginal, these statements were also largely ineffectual.’
    • ‘The main question I want to pose in the remainder of this essay is this: do these elements of the novel constitute a response to the private and public events that it so powerfully and dishearteningly presents in its central narrative?’

Pronunciation

dishearteningly

/dɪsˈhɑːt(ə)nɪŋli/