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By creating uncertainty, the federal government discouraged both states and private companies from acting on their own initiative, which has delayed our national response.

Whether the boycott movement discourages streamers and moviegoers from seeing the film remains to be seen.

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Sixteen percent say pandemic-imposed restrictions at hospitals and doctors’ offices are discouraging them from moving forward.

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Republicans, meanwhile, are leery of continuing the full payments, saying they will discourage people from returning to work.

These discouraging numbers have led many businesses to focus on improving their products and services, thus doing their best to retain a loyal customer.

Press are also discouraged from asking and shouting out questions at the Royals during press calls.

Jackson says that at first, her parents thought it was strange and discouraged her from getting into Korean pop stars.

Perhaps even the indefatigable John Kerry might be discouraged from more futile and dispiriting peace talks.

Its contracted readership has not discouraged a larger group, maybe more than ever before, from writing it.

Ivory purchases are officially discouraged by the Chinese government.

He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter-departmental correspondence.

My brother recovered his old spirit and refused to be discouraged by my pessimistic view of his expedition.

On the very summit of one of these is perched a ruined castle, whose inaccessible position discouraged nearer acquaintance.

But I reckon the smuggling of Chinks into this section has been pretty well discouraged.

The colony of Virginia discouraged with their losses and various misfortunes embarked for England.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discouraged, such as: crestfallen, depressed, dismayed, pessimistic, beat, and blue.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.