What does discouragement mean?

Definitions for discouragementdɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discouragement.

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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouragement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouragement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francois de Fenelon:

    Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.

  2. Craig McKenzie:

    The only ammunition against reckless discouragement is relentless devotion.

  3. Robert South:

    Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.

  4. Theodore Ledyard Cuyler:

    Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.

  5. James Whitcomb Riley:

    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.

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