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Definition of discouraged (Meaning of discouraged)
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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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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The word discouraged does not occur under any label/subject