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discourage/dɪˈskɚrəʤ/verb
discouragesdiscourageddiscouraging
discourage
/dɪˈskɚrəʤ/
verb
discouragesdiscourageddiscouraging
Learner's definition of DISCOURAGE  
[+ object]
: to make (someone) less determined, hopeful, or confident — often used (be/get) discouraged
: to make (something) less likely to happen
   b  : to try to make people not want to do (something)
◊ To discourage (someone) from doing (something) is to tell or advise someone not to do something.
— opposite encourage

— discouraged

adjective,[more discouraged; most discouraged]
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