discouragement love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of discouraging.
  • noun The condition of being discouraged.
  • noun Something that discourages; a deterrent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of discouraging; the act of deterring or dissuading from an undertaking.
  • noun The state of being discouraged; depression of spirit with regard to action or effort.
  • noun That which discourages; that which deters or tends to deter from an undertaking or from a course of conduct.
  • noun Synonyms Dissuasion.
  • noun Dejection, hopelessness.
  • noun Hindrance, opposition, obstacle, impediment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
  • noun That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of discouraging
  • noun anything that discourages

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the expression of opposition and disapproval
  • noun the act of discouraging
  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

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Examples

  • The most effective treatment for discouragement is to sing, be busy, do something creative, and serve others.

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  • The most effective treatment for discouragement is to sing, be busy, do something creative, and serve others.

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  • The net effect of such discouragement is expressed by an academic woman who has adopted the compliant female stance:

    Job Discrimination and What Women Can Do About It

  • The net effect of such discouragement is expressed by an academic woman who has adopted the compliant female stance:

    Job Discrimination and What Women Can Do About It

  • The net effect of such discouragement is expressed by an academic woman who has adopted the compliant female stance:

    Job Discrimination and What Women Can Do About It

  • Let us blot out the word discouragement from the anti-slavery vocabulary.

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  • So they immediately wrote to him about these affairs; but as the Jews were now under terror, and afraid lest the king should change his resolutions as to the building of Jerusalem and of the temple, there were two prophets at that time among them, Haggai and Zechariah, who encouraged them, and bid them be of good cheer, and to suspect no discouragement from the Persians, for that God foretold this to them.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • But before that nameless prejudice that leaps beyond all this he stands helpless, dismayed, and well-nigh speechless; before that personal disrespect and mockery, the ridicule and systematic humiliation, the distortion of fact and wanton license of fancy, the cynical ignoring of the better and boisterous welcoming of the worse, the all-pervading desire to inculcated disdain for everything black, from Toussaint to the devil, — before this there rises a sickening despair that would disarm and discourage any nation save that black host to whom "discouragement" is an unwritten word.

    Strivings of the Negro People

  • But before that nameless prejudice that leaps beyond all this he stands helpless, dismayed, and well-nigh speechless; before that personal disrespect and mockery, the ridicule and systematic humiliation, the distortion of fact and wanton license of fancy, the cynical ignoring of the better and boisterous welcoming of the worse, the all-pervading desire to inculcated disdain for everything black, from Toussaint to the devil, — before this there rises a sickening despair that would disarm and discourage any nation save that black host to whom "discouragement" is an unwritten word.

    Strivings of the Negro People

  • It is by no means certain that the earth is not falling short of its destiny, as has probably happened to countless worlds; it is even possible that our age may one day be regarded as the culminating point since which humanity has been steadily deteriorating; but the universe does not know the meaning of the word discouragement; it will commence anew the work which has come to naught; each fresh check leaves it young, alert, and full of illusions.

    Recollections of My Youth

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