Translation of desalentar in English:

desalentar

to discourage, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    to discourage
    ese primer fracaso lo desalentó that first failure discouraged him
    • la situación desalentó a potenciales inversores the situation discouraged potential investors
    • estábamos muy entusiasmados pero su actitud nos desalentó we were very excited but his attitude took the wind out of our sails / left us feeling deflated / dispirited

pronominal verb

  • 1

    to become disheartened
    to become discouraged