What does discouraging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragingadjective

    depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action

    "where never is heard a discouraging word"

  2. discouragingadjective

    expressing disapproval


  1. discouragingadjective

    that causes discouragement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discouraging

    of Discourage

  2. Discouragingadjective

    causing or indicating discouragement

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouraging in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discouraging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of discouraging in a Sentence

  1. Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    As a result, it should encourage Japan-bound investment rather than discouraging it.

  2. Galina Abdelaziz:

    It's really discouraging to me to see this in my hometown.

  3. Mike Lee:

    There’s not an easy, simple answer. We need pro-family policies, we need to identify policies that might be harming families or undermining them, that might be discouraging people from getting married or that punish them for doing so, or other policies that erode the family structure.

  4. Sean Feucht:

    In response to the ban on singing, I believe, either one, its hypocrisy, because the state officials are largely encouraging protests, and Im not discouraging them.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

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    a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
    • A. taper
    • B. jocularity
    • C. flapper
    • D. cazique

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