having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.
"he must be feeling pretty discouraged"
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to tend to prevent something from happening by making it more difficult or unpleasant; to try to stop somebody from doing something
We must not be discouraged in reaching our dreams no matter what problems come to us.
by Mae_08 June 11, 2008
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To enforce a student to suffer the consequences of being enrolled in a calculus-related course.
The all-A's student was discouraged after taking his pre-calculus exam.
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In economics, discouraged workers is a person of legal employment age who is not actively seeking employment or who does not find employment after long-term unemployment. This is usually because an individual has given up looking or has had no success in finding a job, hence the term "discouraged". A discouraged worker is defined as a person not in the labor force who wants and is available for a job and who has looked for work sometime in the past 12 months (or since the end of his or her last job if a job was held within the past 12 months), but who is not currently looking because of real or perceived poor employment prospects.
The top five reasons for discouraged workers are the following:

1)The worker thinks no work is available.
2) The worker could not find work.
3) The worker lacks schooling or training.
4) The worker is viewed as too young or too old by the prospective employer.
5) The worker is the target of various types of discrimination.
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You think you are perfect. You may be ready to overindulge yourself in one way or another. You may be an ultra perfectionist and you get frustrated when things don’t go your way. You may become very impatient with, or intolerant of, people who don’t measure up to your standards. You may be very structured, with high expectations for yourself and others. You may agonize over the problems of others and want to move in, take over, and solve everything. You are afraid of losing others and will do anything to keep them in your life.
Dr. Kevin Leeman uses "discouraged perfectionist" in his book "The Birth Order Book"
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The opposite of confident, which is not the same as unhappy.
If he/she didn't get discouraged as much, more things would become possible.
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