Definitions of discouragingly

  1. in a discouraging manner; "the failure rate on the bar exam is discouragingly high" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In a discouraging manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for discouragingly

  1. But the best record belongs to the owner of Durdans, who won the Derby in 1894 with Ladas, in 1895 with Sir Visto, and in 1905 with Cicero; and who, in addition to his career as politician, man of letters, and owner of racehorses, has added difficulties to the tasks of other writers by contributing to Mr. Gordon Home's Guide to Epsom a discouragingly brilliant preface. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  2. But the end is not yet; one cannot help feeling sympathy for people who are trying to live up to their traditions and be true to such immaterial idols as " honor" and " family" in this discouragingly material age, when everything goes down before the Golden Calf. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory