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English Dictionary: discouraging by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
discouraging
adj
  1. depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
    Antonym(s): encouraging
  2. expressing disapproval
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Discourage \Dis*cour"age\ (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Discouraged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discouraging}.] [Pref. dis- +
      courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d[82]courager: pref. des-
      (L. dis-) + corage, F. courage. See {Courage}.]
      1. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress
            the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; --
            the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his
            undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like
            attempt.
  
                     Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest
                     they be discouraged.                           --Col. iii.
                                                                              21.
  
      2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to
            seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they
            discouraged his efforts.
  
      Syn: To dishearten; dispirit; depress; deject; dissuade;
               disfavor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Discouraging \Dis*cour"a*ging\, a.
      Causing or indicating discouragement. --
      {Dis*cour"a*ging*ly}, adv.
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