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

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