Simple Definition of discouragement
: 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 in a sentence
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
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