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discouraged


2 dicționare găsite pentru discouraged
Din dicționarul 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
        attempt.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest
              they be discouraged.                  --Col. iii.
                                                    21.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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;
          disfavor.
          [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  discouraged
       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, disheartened]
       2: lacking in resolution; "the accident left others discouraged
          about going there"

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