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- v. Present participle of discourage.
- adj. that causes discouragement
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing or indicating discouragement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to dishearten or to depress the courage; disheartening: as, discouraging prospects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expressing disapproval
- adj. depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
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At the same time, cops can play an important role in discouraging crime*, if we were faced with increasing crime, the lack of cops would leave us with seriously limited options, and of course not everywhere is my street.
The idea that the interests of a child who might be vulnerable to the violence of abortion should be taken into account, even in discouraging women from resorting to abortion or encouraging alternatives to abortion, is simply off the table.
Perhaps more discouraging is the fact that members of the art trade made efforts to keep the Postal Service from incinerating the bulk of the fakes.
I would posit that the greater contribution to air quality is the effect of parking meters and enforcement in discouraging people from driving cars downtown at all.
In antichoice mythology the aborted fetus is always Beethoven or some other genius born in discouraging circumstances.
What I find discouraging is If Sen. Obama can not bring his own minister to terms, what makes me believe he will be more effective in international politics.
Also discouraging is knowing that all our kids will grow up in a country where people who say these things repeatedly get into positions of influence in media and government.
We weren't aggressive in discouraging him from doing anything.
"The thing that was discouraging is that we shot that well and they were still in striking distance," Sprewell said.
Whether we shall succeed in discouraging aggression is in the lap of the gods, because the actual decision does not rest with us.