dis·cour·age·ment noun \-mənt\
: the act of making something less likely to happen or of making people less likely to do something
: a feeling of having lost hope or confidence
: something (such as a failure or difficulty) that discourages someone
Examples of DISCOURAGEMENT
- the discouragement of drug use among teenagers
- She expressed discouragement over the difficulty of finding a good job.
- The team's losses have left fans with a feeling of discouragement.
- He says that the tax is a discouragement to doing business in this state.
- Despite the discouragements of the past week, we need to continue moving forward.
First Known Use of DISCOURAGEMENT
Related to DISCOURAGEMENT
Learn More About DISCOURAGEMENT
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up discouragement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).