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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]


Made less hopeful or enthusiastic


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


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

Sense 2discouraged [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking in resolution

Context example:

the accident left others discouraged about going there


irresolute (uncertain how to act or proceed)

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