verb (used with object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
Origin of discourage
SYNONYMS FOR discourage
Examples from the Web for discouraged
Press are also discouraged from asking and shouting out questions at the Royals during press calls.
Jackson says that at first, her parents thought it was strange and discouraged her from getting into Korean pop stars.
Perhaps even the indefatigable John Kerry might be discouraged from more futile and dispiriting peace talks.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its contracted readership has not discouraged a larger group, maybe more than ever before, from writing it.What the Forward Prize Doesn’t Recognize About Poets|Mandy Kahn|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another powerful woman has been discouraged from speaking on campus.The Oh-So-Fragile Class of 2014 Needs to STFU And Listen to Some New Ideas|Olivia Nuzzi|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any other child would have retraced his steps but the brave little Henry would not allow himself to be discouraged.Old French Fairy Tales|Comtesse de Sgur
I have always thought that if I ever got discouraged and had to be an editor, I would do this more practically.The Lost Art of Reading|Gerald Stanley Lee
Their following was discouraged, and they themselves feared lest the General should be the herald of armies.The River War|Winston S. Churchill
She made no answering comment, and the discouraged little boy was silent for a few minutes.Miss Minerva and William Green Hill|Frances Boyd Calhoun
He retreats frightened and discouraged, and whines for help.The Cat|Philip M. Rule