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To make someone feel disappointed or less hopeful - synonyms or related words

disappoint

verb

to make someone feel unhappy because something that they hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as they expected

let down

to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do

discourage

verb

to make someone feel less confident or hopeful

disillusion

verb

to make someone disappointed by showing them that someone or something is not as good as they had believed

demoralize

verb

to make someone lose confidence or hope

wear down

to make someone gradually lose their energy or confidence

get down

informal

to make someone feel sad or lose hope

throw/pour cold water on something

to do or say something that spoils someone’s plans or enthusiasm for doing something

dash someone’s hopes

to make it impossible for someone to do what they hoped to do

cast a shadow over something

to make a situation seem less hopeful and more likely to end badly

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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