discouraged discouraged  /dɪs ˈkɜ rədʒd/


  1. (adj) made less hopeful or enthusiastic
  2. (adj) lacking in resolution


  1. The world is a brighter place because Shuji Nakamura is not easily discouraged.
  2. Yet Soroush is not discouraged.
  3. But the patients' oncologists, says Cohen, discouraged them from trying anything new.


  1. Officials monitor blue green algae at Heyburn Lake

    State Tourism officials recently announced swimming is being discouraged at Heyburn Lake after tests show an elevated level of blue green algae in the Sheppards Point area.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sapulpa Daily Herald

  2. Hundreds testify against new Texas abortion regs

    Anti-abortion groups discouraged members from testifying out of fear that the measure won't pass before Tuesday's deadline.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  3. Heat Fans Disappointed, Not Discouraged By Game 5 Loss

    Disappointed but not discouraged, Miami Heat fans walked out the American Airlines Arena Sunday night hoping their favorite players take full advantage of the home court on Tuesday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS Miami


  1. "Don't be discouraged by what's happened in the last few weeks," Obama said. "Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I never completely gave up hope, but I was getting a little discouraged Christmas afternoon when we still had not gotten a positive answer," said Leahy, who added that his staff members were talking with NFL officials during the holiday.
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Rapid City Journal

  3. "There really was no negotiation involved. I was hoping there would be, and there wasn't," Torre said. "I was discouraged we never moved off the spot. I don't know if that had a purpose attached to it. The fact that somebody is reducing your...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: The Journal News / Lohud.com

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