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Definition 1: depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where discouraging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • where never is heard a discouraging word

(discouraging is similar to ...) discouraging through fear

(discouraging is similar to ...) destructive of morale and self-reliance

(discouraging is similar to ...) discouraging by hindering

(discouraging is similar to ...) not encouraging

(means also ...) providing no assistance

(means also ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

(means also ...) deterring from action

"dissuasive advice" "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"

Definition 2: expressing disapproval in order to dissuade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(discouraging is similar to ...) deterring from action

"dissuasive advice" "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"

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