What is another word for discouraged?

Pronunciation: [dɪskˈʌɹɪd͡ʒd] (IPA)

When you're feeling disheartened, forlorn or demoralized, you might say you're discouraged. However, there are several synonyms that can convey similar feelings in different ways. If you're feeling defeated, you might be crushed or beaten down. If you're feeling hopeless, you might be despairing or hopeless. When things seem overwhelming, you might feel overwhelmed or dismayed. If you're feeling pessimistic, you might be gloomy or downcast. Regardless of the synonym you choose, recognizing and acknowledging your feelings is an important part of moving forward and finding new motivation.

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What are the opposite words for discouraged?

Discouraged is a feeling of disappointment or despondency. Its antonyms are words that convey feelings of encouragement, optimism, and hope. Some of the antonyms for discouraged are enthusiastic, inspired, motivated, invigorated, stimulated, energized, and uplifted. When someone is enthusiastic, they are keen, eager, and excited about something; inspired is when someone feels motivated or creative; motivated is when someone is driven or committed to a task; invigorated is when someone feels revitalized; stimulated is when someone feels stirred up or aroused; energized is when someone feels revitalized and full of energy; and uplifted is when someone feels hopeful and inspired. These words can help you understand the feelings you want to express when you want to describe the opposite of being discouraged.

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Usage examples for Discouraged

Many people were ready to be discouraged after a first defeat, and few realized what Germany's demands were going to be.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
You have only been wearied and discouraged and unhappy.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
The party was by no means discouraged, however.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Discouraged

  • One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
    Lucille Ball
  • Well, as a general remark, I would say that I was discouraged by the physical and economic conditions in continental Europe after the war.
    David Bruce
  • As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
    Augusten Burroughs
  • A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
    John Burroughs
  • I have become down-hearted, I have become discouraged, I have become depressed. I'm just like you. I'm a human being and I have my problems.
    Dyan Cannon

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