unencouraging

adjective
un·en·cour·ag·ing | \ˌən-in-ˈkər-i-jiŋ, -ˈkə-ri-, -en-\

Definition of unencouraging 

: not providing encouragement or a reason for hope : not encouraging an unencouraging reply an unencouraging outlook

First Known Use of unencouraging

1844, in the meaning defined above

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