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Synonyms for discouraged

Synonyms for discouraged

made less hopeful or enthusiastic

lacking in resolution

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A second player said Taylor visited him at home and discouraged him from taking a complaint against the scout further.
French who are disaffected and discouraged are more likely than others to be out of the workforce and less likely to have received a four-year college degree.
Some 68% of respondents believe that consanguineous marriage - the union of two biologically-related people, including, most controversially, first cousins, should be discouraged due to "increased risks of genetic illnesses including physical deformities and mental illness".
Certainly, spitting is a nasty habit that should be discouraged - and it should be discouraged by the football clubs.
Workers in firms that most discouraged social drinking were 45% less likely to be heavy drinkers than those in workplaces with the most relaxed attitudes to drinking.
Children should be discouraged from putting their laptops on their lap when using wireless internet connections because of potential health risks, an expert has warned.
The experts discouraged teens from entering chat rooms -- online sites where people exchange messages in real time -- because of risks posed by sharing personal information with anonymous others.
The Energy Department failed to justify a sole-source contract award and may have intentionally discouraged competition, the Government Accountability Office found.
Trends in alternative measures, which broaden the definition of unemployment by including discouraged workers, marginally attached workers (who have sought work in the recent past), and workers who have settled for less work for economic reasons, also suggest an improving labor market.
And managers at the Prince Bishops shopping centre warned it could damage trade ( with visitors discouraged from travelling to the city.
High-dose vitamin E supplements should be discouraged," Miller and his colleagues concluded.
And the same people who precipitate a decline in vocations by their negative actions call for the ordination of women and married men to replace the vocations they have discouraged.
The law has discouraged some mergers and acquisitions because no CEO wants to buy a company that may have accounting issues.
In this school, peer pressure discouraged mediation.
Unwanted behaviour in dogs is best discouraged by positive training methods.