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discouraged


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discourage  \Dis*cour"age\  (?;  48),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Discouraged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Discouraging}.]  [Pref.  dis-  + 
  courage:  cf  OF  descoragier  F.  d['e]courager:  pref.  des- 
  (L.  dis-)  +  corage,  F.  courage.  See  {Courage}.] 
  1.  To  extinguish  the  courage  of  to  dishearten;  to  depress 
  the  spirits  of  to  deprive  of  confidence;  to  deject;  -- 
  the  opposite  of  encourage;  as  he  was  discouraged  in  his 
  undertaking;  he  need  not  be  discouraged  from  a  like 
  attempt. 
 
  Fathers,  provoke  not  your  children  to  anger,  lest 
  they  be  discouraged.  --Col.  iii. 
  21. 
 
  2.  To  dishearten  one  with  respect  to  to  discountenance;  to 
  seek  to  check  by  disfavoring;  to  deter  one  from  as  they 
  discouraged  his  efforts. 
 
  Syn:  To  dishearten;  dispirit;  depress;  deject;  dissuade; 
  disfavor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discouraged 
  adj  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {demoralized},  {disheartened}] 
  2:  used  especially  of  feelings  of  defeat  and  discouragement 
  [syn:  {baffled},  {balked},  {frustrated}] 
  3:  lacking  in  resolution;  "the  accident  left  others  discouraged 
  about  going  there" 




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