Definitions for discouragementdɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr-
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discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
the expression of opposition and disapproval
the act of discouraging
"the discouragement of petty theft"
the act of discouraging or the state of being discouraged
anything that discourages
the act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection
that which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement
Origin: [Cf. OF. descouragement, F. dcouragement.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.
The only ammunition against reckless discouragement is relentless devotion.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
Translations for discouragement
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- ontmoediger, ontmoedigingDutch
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