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Definitions of discouragement

  1. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the expression of opposition and disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. Act of discouraging: that which discourages: dejection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. n. Act of discouraging, or state of being discouraged; dejection;—that which discourages. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. The act of deterring, or depressing hope; the cause of depression, or fear. Complete Dictionary
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