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The synonyms of “Discouraged” are: demoralised, demoralized, disheartened
Discouraged as an Adjective
Definitions of "Discouraged" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “discouraged” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.
- Lacking in resolution.
- Made less hopeful or enthusiastic.
Synonyms of "Discouraged" as an adjective (3 Words)
|demoralised||Made less hopeful or enthusiastic.|
|demoralized||Made less hopeful or enthusiastic.|
Desperate demoralized people looking for work.
|disheartened||Having lost determination or confidence; dispirited.|
The disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest.
Usage Examples of "Discouraged" as an adjective
- The accident left others discouraged about going there.
- He must be feeling pretty discouraged.
- Felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem.
Associations of "Discouraged" (30 Words)
|abstinent||Refraining from an activity or from the consumption of something, especially alcohol.|
Not totally abstinent but abstemious.
|alcohol||A liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent.|
He has not taken alcohol in twenty five years.
|alcoholic||Containing or relating to alcohol.|
|ban||100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania.|
Parking is banned around the harbour in summer.
|banned||Forbidden by law.|
|bleak||Unpleasantly cold and damp.|
Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult.
|contraband||Distributed or sold illicitly.|
|crestfallen||Brought low in spirit.|
He came back empty handed and crestfallen.
|dejected||Sad and depressed; dispirited.|
He stood in the street looking dejected.
|depressed||(of a person) in a state of unhappiness or despondency.|
Depressed by the loss of his job.
|despondent||Without or almost without hope.|
Despondent about his failure.
|disappointed||Sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations.|
Thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting.
|disconsolate||Very unhappy and unable to be comforted.|
A disconsolate winter landscape.
|dispirited||Filled with melancholy and despondency.|
A dispirited and resigned expression on her face.
|forbid||Refuse to allow (something.|
My sense of tact forbids an honest answer.
|forbidden||Excluded from use or mention.|
A list of forbidden books.
|gloomy||Filled with melancholy and despondency.|
Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face.
|hangdog||Showing a sense of guilt- Eric Linklater.|
The hangdog look of a condemned man.
|heartsick||Very despondent, typically from grief or loss of love.|
Weary and heartsick she forced herself to search throughout the remains of the village.
|hopeless||Very bad or incompetent.|
With a hopeless sigh he sat down.
|illegalize||Declare illegal; outlaw.|
|impermissible||Not permitted or allowed.|
|pessimistic||Expecting the worst possible outcome.|
He was pessimistic about the prospects.
The budget agreement had prohibited any tax cuts.
|prohibition||A decree that prohibits something.|
In 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US.
|prohibitionist||A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.|
|prohibitory||Tending to discourage (especially of prices.|
A plaque on which were the names of proscribed traitors.
|proscription||A decree that prohibits something.|
The proscription of the party after the 1715 Rebellion.
|taboo||Place under a taboo.|
Speaking about sex is a taboo in his country.