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

  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

deter, dissuade, deterring, dampen, prevent, demotivate


Translations for discourage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обезсърчавам, разубеждавам, обезкуражавамBulgarian
  • vzít odvahu, odradit, zastrašitCzech
  • abbringen von, abraten von, abschrecken, entmutigen, abratenGerman
  • αποκαρδιώνωGreek
  • persuadir, acobardar, desalentar, descorazonarSpanish
  • lannistaa, taivutella, luopumaan, nujertaaFinnish
  • décourager, dissuaderFrench
  • mengecilkan hatiIndonesian
  • scoraggiareItalian
  • 落胆, がっかり, 思いとどませるJapanese
  • whakapāhunuMāori
  • обесхрабрува, одвраќаMacedonian
  • afraden om, ontraden, ontmoedigenDutch
  • zniechęcaćPolish
  • desalentar, desencorajar, despersuadir, desanimar, dissuadirPortuguese
  • descurajaRomanian
  • отговаривать, отговорить, разубедить, расхолодить, обескуражить, разубеждать, расхолаживать, обескураживатьRussian
  • discourageSwedish
  • నిరుత్సాహపరుచుTelugu

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