What is the opposite of encouraged?

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Adjective
Opposite of experiencing a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
Adjective
Opposite of showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
“Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in a state of increased activity
“This is most clear in rosaceous fruit trees that go dormant in preparation for winter, and not in response to environmental cues.”
Adjective
Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
Adjective
Opposite of supported
Adjective
Opposite of aggressively confident and self-assertive
Verb
Opposite of to have caused a response after a particular event
“Forcing our staff to speed-read irrelevant emails eventually demotivated and exhausted them.”
Verb
Opposite of to have brought or invited someone to share in an activity
“The harmful gossip and rumors created tension and ostracized individuals.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of to have impelled and directed towards an object or action
“His drastic weight loss discouraged him from going on yet another diet.”
Verb
Opposite of to have triggered a passionate feeling or reaction
“Harper was worked up at having lost her favorite doll, but her mother calmed her.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to champion or endorse a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to promote or nurture the development of
“Conversely, evidence of unmistakable hostility toward that same population is expected to impede the development of a belief in the mutability of existing conditions.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to advise or persuade in favor of something
“He could have tried to dissuade her or, at the very least, adjusted his strategy accordingly.”
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