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Adjective: discouraged  dis'kur-ijd or dis'kú-rijd [N. Amer], dis'kú-rijd [Brit]
  1. Made less hopeful or enthusiastic
    "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem";
    - demoralized, demoralised [Brit], disheartened
     
  2. Lacking in resolution
    "the accident left others discouraged about going there"
Verb: discourage  dis'kur-ij or dis'kú-rij [N. Amer], dis'kú-rij [Brit]
  1. Try to prevent; show opposition to
    "We should discourage this practice among our youth";
    - deter
     
  2. Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
    - frustrate
     
  3. Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behaviour
    - warn, admonish

See also: irresolute, pessimistic

Type of: advise, counsel, disapprove, rede [archaic], reject

Antonym: encourage

Encyclopedia: Discourage