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Definition of "discouraged" []

  • Having lost confidence or hope; dejected; disheartened. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of discourage. (verb)

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Use "discouraged" in a sentence
  • "In any event we aren't talking about any employment recession or increase in discouraged workers among adults."
  • "What I remain discouraged by is the lack of “really excellent and mature sentiment” from any Rabbis."
  • "When the long-term discouraged workers are added back into the total unemployed, the unemployment rate in September 2009 stands at 21.4%."