Definitions for discouragedɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deter, discourage(verb)

    try to prevent; show opposition to

    "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

  2. discourage(verb)

    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

  3. warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)

    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

    "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. discourage(Verb)

    To take away or reduce the courage of.

  2. discourage(Verb)

    To persuade somebody not to do something.

    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can (Abraham Lincoln )

  3. Origin: From descourager (modern French décourager), from descouragier, from des- and corage. Surface analysis .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Discourage(verb)

    to extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt

  2. Discourage(verb)

    to dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts

  3. Discourage(noun)

    lack of courage; cowardliness

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discourage' in Verbs Frequency: #1033


Translations for discourage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обезсърчавам, разубеждавам, обезкуражавамBulgarian
  • vzít odvahu, odradit, zastrašitCzech
  • abbringen von, abraten von, abschrecken, entmutigen, abratenGerman
  • αποκαρδιώνωGreek
  • persuadir, acobardar, desalentar, descorazonarSpanish
  • lannistaa, taivutella, luopumaan, nujertaaFinnish
  • décourager, dissuaderFrench
  • mengecilkan hatiIndonesian
  • scoraggiareItalian
  • 落胆, がっかり, 思いとどませるJapanese
  • whakapāhunuMāori
  • обесхрабрува, одвраќаMacedonian
  • afraden om, ontraden, ontmoedigenDutch
  • zniechęcaćPolish
  • desalentar, desencorajar, despersuadir, desanimar, dissuadirPortuguese
  • descurajaRomanian
  • отговаривать, отговорить, разубедить, расхолодить, обескуражить, разубеждать, расхолаживать, обескураживатьRussian
  • discourageSwedish
  • నిరుత్సాహపరుచుTelugu

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