Saddened vs Disheartened - What's the difference?

saddened | disheartened |

As verbs the difference between saddened and disheartened

is that saddened is (sadden) while disheartened is (dishearten).

As an adjective disheartened is

discouraged, despairing.




  • (sadden)
  • Anagrams

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    (en verb)
  • to make sad or unhappy
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
  • (rare) to become sad or unhappy
  • * {{quote-book, year=1999, author=Mary Ann Mitchell, title=Drawn To The Grave citation
  • , passage=Hyacinth perfume tickled her senses, making her feel giddy, but she saddened when she saw how uncared for the garden was.}}
  • (rare) to darken a color during dyeing
  • to render heavy or cohesive
  • * Mortimer
  • Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.




    (en adjective)
  • Discouraged, despairing.
  • * 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage :
  • He refused to get disheartened , even when all 50 writers polled by Newsweek predicted he would lose.


    * dejected, dispirited, down in the mouth, sad, down in the dumps