Synonyms for discouragedɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deter, discourage(verb)

    try to prevent; show opposition to

    Synonyms:
    monish, admonish, warn, deter, discourage, dissuade

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  2. discourage(verb)

    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

    Synonyms:
    monish, warn, deter, admonish

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  3. warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)

    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

    Synonyms:
    reprove, monish, admonish, warn, deter, caution, discourage

    Antonyms:
    encourage

Wiktionary

  1. discourage(verb)

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  2. discourage(verb)

    To take away or reduce the courage of.

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  3. discourage(verb)

    To persuade somebody not to do something.

    Antonyms:
    encourage

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. discourage

    Synonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

    Antonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

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