Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.7)

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.


When he heard that he had once again not been selected he lost heart.

[A]. became desperate
[B]. felt sad
[C]. became angry
[D]. became discouraged

Answer: Option D


No answer description available for this question.

Raj said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
What is the difference between discourage and desperate ?

Sam said: (Jan 1, 2012)  
Desperate means very unhappy and discourage means to all courage.

Sandeep said: (May 12, 2012)  
Desperat here means very sad or serious thing or problem.

Discourage means to make one less confident or less willing to do something.

San said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
Become discouraged, as in The rescuers worked hard for the first few hours, but then they lost heart. This term uses the heart in the sense of "courage" or "spirit" also see: lose one's heart too.

Raj said: (Sep 20, 2017)  
Why not C, or why D?

Ganesh said: (Oct 16, 2017)  
Why not A?

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