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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartenedadjective

    made less hopeful or enthusiastic

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

  2. discouragedadjective

    lacking in resolution

    "the accident left others discouraged about going there"


  1. discouragedadjective

    Having lost confidence or hope; dejected; disheartened.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discouraged

    of Discourage

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouraged in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouraged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of discouraged in a Sentence

  1. Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon:

    Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need.

  2. Rich Azzopardi:

    The people of this great state know [ the governor ] works night and day for them and – while we believe that negative discourse should be discouraged on every side – to the extent there are those outwardly supportive of our efforts, we appreciate it and thank them.

  3. John Keats:

    Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

  4. Eileen Kennedy-Moore:

    Self-doubting kids tend to think in terms of always and everywhere. Instead of arguing, acknowledge your child's feelings, but tie them to a certain situation or time, you could say, ‘ You're feeling discouraged, right now, with that project. ’.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    Every engagement in diplomacy has been designed to further the nuclear program, not to find a way out... I just urge people not to let the tactical ambiguity obstruct the strategic clarity about North Korea that we have, so we should not be overly encouraged if suddenly (North Korea leader Kim Jong Un) proposes dialogue tomorrow, nor should we be overly surprised, or discouraged, if there’s an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) launch by Sunday.

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