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DISCOURAGED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discouraged mean? 

DISCOURAGED (adjective)
  The adjective DISCOURAGED has 2 senses:

1. made less hopeful or enthusiastic
2. lacking in resolution

  Familiarity information: DISCOURAGED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCOURAGED (adjective)


Sense 1discouraged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made less hopeful or enthusiastic

Synonyms:

demoralised; demoralized; discouraged; disheartened

Context examples:

desperate demoralized people looking for work / felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem / the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest

Similar:

pessimistic (expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds)


Sense 2discouraged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in resolution

Context example:

the accident left others discouraged about going there

Similar:

irresolute (uncertain how to act or proceed)


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