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discouragement

noun dis·cour·age·ment \-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

Full Definition of DISCOURAGEMENT

1
:  the act of discouraging :  the state of being discouraged
2
:  something that discourages
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Examples of DISCOURAGEMENT

  1. the discouragement of drug use among teenagers
  2. She expressed discouragement over the difficulty of finding a good job.
  3. The team's losses have left fans with a feeling of discouragement.
  4. He says that the tax is a discouragement to doing business in this state.
  5. Despite the discouragements of the past week, we need to continue moving forward.

First Known Use of DISCOURAGEMENT

1561

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