discouraged


discouraged
index arrested (checked), disappointed, disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • discouraged — [adj] disheartened beat, beatdown, blue, caved in, come apart, crestfallen, dashed, daunted, depressed, deterred, dismayed, dispirited, down, downbeat, downcast, downin mouth*, glum*, gone to pieces*, in a funk*, in blue funk*, in the dumps*,… …   New thesaurus

  • discouraged — adj. 1) deeply discouraged 2) discouraged at, about, over 3) discouraged to + inf. (we were discouraged to see that many students had failed) * * * about over deeply discouraged discouraged at discouraged to + inf. (we were discouraged to see… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Discouraged — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discouraged — adjective 1. made less hopeful or enthusiastic (Freq. 2) 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • discouraged — dis|cour|aged [dısˈkʌrıdʒd US ˈkə:r ] adj no longer having the confidence you need to continue doing something = ↑demoralized ▪ A lot of players get discouraged and quit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discouraged — dis|cour|aged [ dıs kʌrıdʒd ] adjective feeling that it is useless to try to do something: He sounded discouraged by the lack of progress in the talks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • discouraged — adjective Doug must be feeling pretty discouraged Syn: disheartened, dispirited, demoralized, deflated, disappointed, let down, disconsolate, despondent, dejected, cast down, downcast, depressed, crestfallen, dismayed, low spirited, gloomy, glum …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • discouraged — un·discouraged; …   English syllables

  • discouraged — UK [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd] / US adjective feeling that it is useless to try to do something He sounded discouraged by the lack of progress in the talks …   English dictionary

  • discouraged — [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd] adj feeling less confident or hopeful Don t get discouraged – just keep trying.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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