- v try to prevent; show opposition to
- v deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
- v admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
- s made less hopeful or enthusiastic
felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem
- s lacking in resolution
the accident left others discouraged about going there
- Discouraged workers come disproportionately from groups that have tended to be the last hired and lowest paidwomen (63% of the discouraged) and members of racial minorities (30.
- The world is a brighter place because Shuji Nakamura is not easily discouraged.
- Von Brentano's grim recommendation: the peoples of Eastern Europe must be discouraged from "taking dramatic action which might have disastrous consequences for themselves.
- Barack Obama in guardian.co.uk
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."
- Patrick Leahy in Rapid City Journal
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.
- Joe Torre in The Journal News / Lohud.com
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...