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discouraged

[ dih-skur-ijd, -skuhr- ]
/ dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒd, -ˈskʌr- /
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adjective
deprived of or lacking in courage, hope, or confidence:The discouraged writer discarded the poem, but it was retrieved by a young soldier who sent it off for publication.Another discouraged mother reported that she had no friends with whom to share childcare duties.
dissuaded or obstructed from doing something: A third of the discouraged firms would probably have qualified for loans had they applied.A discouraged worker is one who wants to work but is not looking for a job because of a perceived lack of demand.
disapproved of:Climbing on the safety railing is a strongly discouraged activity.We consider payday lenders to be a discouraged industry.
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Origin of discouraged

OTHER WORDS FROM discouraged

un·dis·cour·aged, adjective
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