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Meaning of DISCOURAGING

Pronunciation:  d`isk'urujing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
  2. [adj]  expressing disapproval
 

DISCOURAGING is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: daunting, demoralising, demoralizing, disheartening, dispiriting, frustrating, intimidating, unencouraging
 
 Antonyms: encouraging
 
 See Also: dissuasive, hopeless, unhelpful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*cour"a*ging\, a.
Causing or indicating discouragement. --
{Dis*cour"a*ging*ly}, adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: admonitory, alarming, awing, black, bleak, cautionary, chilling, daunting, depressant, depressing, depressive, deterrent, deterring, disconcerting, disheartening, disinclining, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, disquieting, dissuading, dissuasive, down, dreary, expostulatory, fearful, fear-inspiring, fearsome, forbidding, forestalling, frightening, frightful, hindering, intimidating, monitory, oppressive, overawing, preclusive, preventative, preventive, prohibitive, prophylactic, scaring, scary, startling
 

 

 

 

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