Definition of Discouraged

1. Adjective. Made less hopeful or enthusiastic. "The disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"

Exact synonyms: Demoralised, Demoralized, Disheartened
Similar to: Pessimistic



2. Adjective. Lacking in resolution. "The accident left others discouraged about going there"
Similar to: Irresolute

Definition of Discouraged

1. Adjective. Having lost confidence or hope; dejected; disheartened. ¹

2. Verb. (past of discourage) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discouraged

1. discourage [v] - See also: discourage

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discouraged

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Literary usage of Discouraged

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sermons by Matthew Simpson (1885)
""He shall not fail nor bo discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth, and the isles shall wait for his law."—Isaiah xlii. 4. ..."

2. Sermons by Matthew Simpson (1885)
""He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the , ( earth, and the isles shall wait for his law."—Isaiah xlii. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"Biology has perhaps become so extended and complex that the amateur is discouraged, but, as has recently been suggested by correspond- dents of Nature, ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"12, 1849, from the Iou-kin-i-tong, a collection of medicine, ancient and modern, in five volumes, In the imperial Library. discouraged by his colleagues, ..."

5. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"... obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. ..."

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