Definitions

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  • adj. Not encouraging.

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  • adj. not encouraging

Etymologies

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un- +‎ encouraging

Examples

  • Had unencouraging news today from my agent and boy, hit the depression coaster with a vengeance.

    Writers and Depression at SF Novelists

  • The focus of the talks was on challenging young people to lead holy lives in the unencouraging environment of today's culture.

    Wyoming Youth Retreat 2007

  • His answers to her efforts to make conversation became terse and unencouraging, giving her the message that he preferred the privacy of his own silence to any attempt to create a more intimate mood between them.

    The Christmas Bride

  • The industrialist's demeanor remained unencouraging.

    Dirge

  • The latter was a woman of somewhat unencouraging exterior, not the kind that invites confidences.

    Piccadilly Jim

  • What was the result of all this, upon the Spaniards -- this wealth of treasure and this unencouraging greeting?

    Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development

  • When she in a most formal and unencouraging manner invited him to stop there, he eagerly accepted.

    The Cost

  • "Possibly: that is for you to say," was the unencouraging reply.

    The Grafters

  • Nothing happened that day except that some priests arrived, lifted the earthenware pot, examined their departed colleague, who by now had become an unencouraging spectacle, removed old dishes of food, arranged more about him, and went off.

    The Ivory Child

  • It excites the captain's admiration to see how perfectly lady-like, how really gracious is her manner to the aspiring widower, and yet -- how serenely unencouraging.

    Marion's Faith.

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