from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to dishearten or to depress the courage; disheartening: as, discouraging prospects.

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

  • adjective Causing or indicating discouragement.

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

  • verb Present participle of discourage.
  • adjective that causes discouragement

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

  • adjective expressing disapproval
  • adjective depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action


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