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Meaning of DISCOURAGEMENT

Pronunciation:  di'skurijmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
  2. [n]  the expression of opposition and disapproval
  3. [n]  the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
 

DISCOURAGEMENT is a 14 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disheartenment, dismay
 
 Antonyms: encouragement
 
 See Also: despair, determent, deterrence, deterrence, disapproval, disheartenment, dissuasion, intimidation, intimidation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*cour"age*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. descouragement,
F. d['e]couragement.]
1. The act of discouraging, or the state of being
   discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence;
   dejection.

2. That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to
   deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of
   anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced
   under every possible discouragement. ``Discouragements
   from vice.'' --Swift.

 

 

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