1. [syn: demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartened]
2. lacking in resolution;
- Example: "the accident left others discouraged about going there"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Discourage \Dis*cour"age\ (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Discouraged; p. pr. & vb. n. Discouraging.] [Pref. dis- +
courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d['e]courager: pref. des-
(L. dis-) + corage, F. courage. See Courage.]
1. 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
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest
they be discouraged. --Col. iii.
2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to
seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they
discouraged his efforts.
Syn: To dishearten; dispirit; depress; deject; dissuade;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn:
demoralized, demoralised, discouraged,
2: lacking in resolution; "the accident left others discouraged
about going there"