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discouraging

adjective

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discouraging

verb
present participle of discourage

Synonyms & Antonyms of discouraging (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action
  • the higher fines may help discourage drivers from speeding on the highway

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“Discouraging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discouraging. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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