Definitions for discouragementdɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

  2. discouragement(noun)

    the expression of opposition and disapproval

  3. discouragement(noun)

    the act of discouraging

    "the discouragement of petty theft"


  1. discouragement(Noun)

    the act of discouraging or the state of being discouraged

  2. discouragement(Noun)

    anything that discourages

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discouragement(noun)

    the act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection

  2. Discouragement(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [Cf. OF. descouragement, F. dcouragement.]

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  • ontmoediger, ontmoedigingDutch

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