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synonyms for discouraged

  • crestfallen
  • depressed
  • dismayed
  • pessimistic
  • beat
  • blue
  • dashed
  • daunted
  • deterred
  • dispirited
  • down
  • beat-down
  • caved-in
  • come-apart
  • down-in-mouth
  • downbeat
  • downcast
  • glum
  • gone to pieces
  • in a funk
  • in blue funk
  • in the dumps
  • lost momentum
  • sad
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antonyms for discouraged

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  • encouraged
  • happy
  • heartened
  • inspired
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How to use discouraged in a sentence

By creating uncertainty, the federal government discouraged both states and private companies from acting on their own initiative, which has delayed our national response.
TIMES OF STRIFE CAN LEAD TO MEDICAL INNOVATION—WHEN GOVERNMENTS ARE WILLINGBY JEFFREY CLEMENS/THE CONVERSATIONSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Whether the boycott movement discourages streamers and moviegoers from seeing the film remains to be seen.
MULAN’S DISNEY+ RELEASE IS REIGNITING A BOYCOTT MOVEMENTNAOMI XU ELEGANTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
Sixteen percent say pandemic-imposed restrictions at hospitals and doctors’ offices are discouraging them from moving forward.
34% OF WOULD-BE PARENTS SAY THEY MAY HAVE CHILDREN SOONER BECAUSE OF COVID-19EHINCHLIFFEAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
Republicans, meanwhile, are leery of continuing the full payments, saying they will discourage people from returning to work.
ECONOMISTS THINK CONGRESS SHOULD KEEP PAYING UNEMPLOYED WORKERS $600 A WEEK — OR EVEN MORENEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JULY 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
These discouraging numbers have led many businesses to focus on improving their products and services, thus doing their best to retain a loyal customer.
DIGITAL MARKETING DURING COVID-19 TIMES: DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTSEUGENE LATAJUNE 10, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Victim advocates are concerned that the new rules will discourage victims from coming forward.
HERE’S HOW THE NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS WILL AFFECT SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES ON CAMPUSLGBTQ-EDITORMAY 7, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter-departmental correspondence.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
My brother recovered his old spirit and refused to be discouraged by my pessimistic view of his expedition.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
On the very summit of one of these is perched a ruined castle, whose inaccessible position discouraged nearer acquaintance.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
But I reckon the smuggling of Chinks into this section has been pretty well discouraged.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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