discouraged


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dis·cour·age

 (dĭ-skûr′ĭj, -skŭr′-)
tr.v. dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing, dis·cour·ag·es
1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit: Making so little progress after so much effort discouraged us.
2. To dissuade or deter (someone) from doing something: My adviser discouraged me from applying to big universities.
3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections: The agency discouraged all travel to the areas hardest hit by the disease.

[Middle English discoragen, from Old French descoragier : des-, dis- + corage, courage; see courage.]

dis·cour′age·a·ble adj.
dis·cour′ag·er n.
dis·cour′ag·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit
These verbs mean to make less hopeful or enthusiastic: researchers who were discouraged by the problem's magnitude; apathy that disheartened the instructor; did not let the technical difficulties dismay them; a failure that dispirited the team.
Antonym: encourage

discouraged

(dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd)
adj
having had one's confidence and determination reduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discouraged - 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"
pessimistic - expecting the worst possible outcome
2.discouraged - lacking in resolution; "the accident left others discouraged about going there"
irresolute - uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"

discouraged

adjective put off, deterred, daunted, dashed, dismayed, pessimistic, dispirited, downcast, disheartened, crestfallen, sick as a parrot (informal) She was determined not to be too discouraged by his criticism.
Translations

discouraged

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd] adj (= disheartened) → découragé(e)
Don't be discouraged
BUT Ne te décourage pas.
to get discouraged → se décourager
Don't get discouraged! → Ne te décourage pas!

discouraged

a. desanimado-a, desalentado-a.

discouraged

adj desalentado, desanimado; to get — desalentarse, desanimarse
References in classic literature ?
SUCCESSIVE Congresses having greatly impoverished the People, they were discouraged and wept copiously.
Don't suppose I am discouraged by this first check.
I returned to Tuskegee, and, with the help of the fifteen dollars, rallied our rather demoralized and discouraged forces and began a fourth attempt to make bricks.
She turned from the well and said, in the most discouraged tone, not knowing that I was where I could hear her, "We can't even get water to drink at this school.
He was fat and lazy and discouraged, and bad luck had become a habit with him.
When Ole was cultivating his corn that summer, he used to get discouraged in the field, tie up his team, and wander off to wherever Lena Lingard was herding.
The seamen of the Rose Algier became discouraged, and gave up all hope of making their fortunes by discovering the Spanish wreck.
I'm not feeling discouraged," was Marilla's dry response.
At this period, square houses were still everywhere permitted, though discouraged by a special tax.
Read it when you are sad or happy or lonely or discouraged or hopeful," he said gravely.
There I paused, wearied and discouraged already by the long rows of volumes.
I had perpetually to guard against the wonder of contemplation into which my initiated view betrayed me; to check the irrelevant gaze and discouraged sigh in which I constantly both attacked and renounced the enigma of what such a little gentleman could have done that deserved a penalty.