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Definitions of discouragement

  1. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the expression of opposition and disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of depriving of confidence; that which destroys courage; state of being without courage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; also, that which discourages; dejection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of discouraging; that which discourages; the state of being discouraged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The act of depriving of confidence; that which destroys or depresses courage; anything which deters from. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for discouragement

  1. Discouragement was at its height; and many soldiers cursed the Emperor, and reproached him for abandoning them. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. These spoils being carried about and shown among the ranks, the Romans were transported with joy, and shouted aloud; while equal discouragement and terror prevailed among the Greeks, until Pyrrhus, understanding what had happened, rode about the army with his face bare, stretching out his hand to his soldiers, and telling them aloud it was he. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
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