Disheartening and Gladdening


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Disheartening adjective – Destructive of morale and self-reliance.
Gladdening is an antonym for disheartening.
Nearby Words: dishearten, disheartened
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Gladdening adjective – Making one feel good inside.
Usage example: the overdue change to warm, sunny weather is gladdening

Disheartening is an antonym for gladdening.
Nearby Words: gladden, gladdened
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