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{adj: demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartened} made less hopeful or enthusiastic
"desperate demoralized people looking for work"
"felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"
"the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"

{adv: vainly, in vain} to no avail
"he looked for her in vain"
"the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"

{n: neglecter} a person who is neglectful and gives little attention or respect to people or responsibilities
"he tried vainly to impress his neglecters"


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