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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscourageddis‧cour‧aged /dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd $ -ˈkɜːr-/ ●●○ adjective  no longer having the confidence you need to continue doing something syn demoralized opp encouraged A lot of players get discouraged and quit.see thesaurus at confident
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discouragedHartman was so discouraged about the way his performing career was going, that he gave up acting for writing.I was very discouraged at the time, but I still hoped we could find a solution.Discouraged by her failed marriages, she gradually withdrew from the world.He doesn't get discouraged easily.Students with learning difficulties who do not have a dedicated teacher can become discouraged very easily.It's raising morale amongst a once discouraged workforce.get discouragedThe game is simple enough that beginners won't get discouraged.But neither does he get discouraged.Finally, though, even Pollyanna gets discouraged.I told Deborah not to get discouraged.In the end the foreign investors had got discouraged and had gone elsewhere.I expect Jasper got discouraged by a lack of spontaneity.He doesn't get discouraged easily.Even if you get discouraged from seeing no results from all your efforts, what you write makes a difference.I didn't get discouraged when my shot didn't fall.
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