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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cour·age v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discouraged p. pr. & vb. n. Discouraging ]
 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.
    Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.   --Col. iii. 21.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"