Deprive+of+courage+or+confidence

  • 1discourage — I verb advise against, affright, animum frangere, argue against, avert, cast down, cause discontent, cause dislike, cause doubt, caution, contraindicate, convince to the contrary, dampen, daunt, deflect, dehort, deject, demoralize, deprecate,… …

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  • 2demoralize — v. a. 1. Corrupt, deprave, vitiate, deprive of moral principle. 2. (Mil.) Deprive of courage or confidence, break down the morale or discipline of …

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  • 3discourage — transitive verb ( aged; aging) Etymology: Middle English discoragen, from Middle French descorager, from Old French descoragier, from des dis + corage courage Date: 15th century 1. to deprive of courage or confidence ; …

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  • 4unnerve — verb deprive of courage or confidence. Derivatives unnerving adjective unnervingly adverb …

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  • 5unnerve — ► VERB ▪ deprive of courage or confidence. DERIVATIVES unnerving adjective …

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  • 6unnerving — unnerve ► VERB ▪ deprive of courage or confidence. DERIVATIVES unnerving adjective …

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  • 7discourage — discourager, n. discourageable, adj. discouragingly, adv. /di skerr ij, skur /, v., discouraged, discouraging. v.t. 1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit. 2. to dissuade (usually fol. by from) …

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  • 8discourage — [di skʉr′ij] vt. discouraged, discouraging [ME discoragen < OFr descoragier: see DIS & COURAGE] 1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten 2. to advise or persuade (a person) to refrain 3. to prevent or try to prevent by… …

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  • 9dismay — [dis mā′] vt. [ME dismayen < Anglo Fr * desmaier < des , intens. + OFr esmayer, to deprive of power < VL * exmagare < L ex , from + Gmc base * mag, power: see MAIN] to make afraid or discouraged at the prospect of trouble or danger;… …

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  • 10discourage — v.tr. 1 deprive of courage, confidence, or energy. 2 (usu. foll. by from) dissuade (discouraged him from going). 3 show disapproval of (smoking is discouraged). Derivatives: discouragement n. discouragingly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF descouragier… …

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  • 11unnerve — /un nerrv /, v.t., unnerved, unnerving. to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence; upset: Fear unnerved him. [1595 1605; UN 2 + NERVE] * * * …

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  • 12discourage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. depress, dishearten, dismay; dissuade, deter. See dejection, dissuasion, fear.Ant., encourage, persuade. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To dishearten] Syn. dispirit, dampen, dismay, daunt, intimidate,… …

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  • 13discourage — dis•cour•age [[t]dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, ˈskʌr [/t]] v. aged, ag•ing 1) to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dispirit 2) to dissuade (usu. fol. by from) 3) to obstruct by opposition or difficulty; hinder 4) to express disapproval of; frown upon 5)… …

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  • 14unnerve — un•nerve [[t]ʌnˈnɜrv[/t]] v. t. nerved, nerv•ing to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence; upset • Etymology: 1595–1605 …

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  • 16Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 17education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 18biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 19Belgium — • Information on the history, education, and cemeteries of the country Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Belgium     Belgium     † …

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  • 20Virtue — (Latin virtus ; Greek Polytonic|ἀρετή) is moral excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being, and thus good by definition. The opposite of virtue is vice.Etymologically the word virtue… …

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