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discouraged, past participle; discourages, 3rd person singular present; discouraging, present participle; discouraged, past tense;
  1. Cause (someone) to lose confidence or enthusiasm
    • - I don't want to discourage you, but I don't think it's such a good idea
  2. Prevent or seek to prevent (something) by showing disapproval or creating difficulties
    • - the plan is designed to discourage the use of private cars
  3. Persuade (someone) against an action
    • - we want to discourage children from smoking

  1. deter: try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
  2. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  3. warn: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
  4. (discouraged) demoralized: 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"
  5. (discouraged) lacking in resolution; "the accident left others discouraged about going there"
  6. (discouragement) the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
  7. (discouraging) depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
  8. (discouraging) expressing disapproval
  9. Deterrence is a theory from behavioral psychology about preventing or controlling actions or behavior through fear of punishment or retribution. This theory of criminology is shaping the criminal justice system of the United States and various other countries.
  10. To take away or reduce the courage of; To persuade somebody not to do something
  11. (Discouraged) These are products that LSCR recommends that users not run or install. These products may be unreliable, not conform to campus standards, or have compatibility problems with other products. Discouraged products most often fall under the "No" support category.
  12. (discouraged) having no hope or happiness