de-motivated (part of speech: verb)
frightened (part of speech: adjective)
fearful, petrified, terror-stricken, scared stiff, unnerved, fainthearted, apprehensive, jittery, terrified, afraid, timid, harrowed, lily-livered, frightened, alarmed, rattled, chicken-livered, startled, intimidated, cowardly, horrified, weak-kneed, anxious, agitated, scared
hindered (part of speech: verb)
restricted, crimped, bunged, interrupted, fouled, frustrated, dragged, burdened, choked, snarled, entangled, plugged, curbed, caught, resisted, tangled, checked, stayed, thwarted, mired, dammed, jammed, braked, snagged, complicated, clogged, constrained, restrained, encumbered, bottlenecked, entrapped, obstructed, opposed, inhibited, impeded, delayed, deterred, detained, baffled, countered, barred, congested, fettered, stopped, blocked, constipated
disabled (part of speech: verb)
enfeebled, incapacitated, deadened, tampered, disarmed, hindered, benumbed, lamed, crippled, weakened, abrogated, handicapped, botched, cramped, undermined, scotched, hampered, vitiated, impaired, prostrated, hamstrung, sapped, hobbled, anesthetized, dulled, disabled, screwed up, stunned, neutralized, invalidated, stupefied
- They saw something that almost paralyzed them. - "Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune", Horatio Alger, Jr..
- Would you say that in this case a portion of the national labour had been paralyzed? - "Essays on Political Economy", Frederic Bastiat.
- A shudder ran through her frame; she could not move, her limbs seemed paralyzed by approaching death. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.