Definition of Discouraging

1. Adjective. Depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action. "Where never is heard a discouraging word"




2. Adjective. Expressing disapproval.
Similar to: Dissuasive

Definition of Discouraging

1. a. Causing or indicating discouragement.

Definition of Discouraging

1. Verb. (present participle of discourage) ¹

2. Adjective. that causes discouragement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discouraging

1. discourage [v] - See also: discourage

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discouraging

discountenances
discountenancing
discounter
discounters
discounting
discounts
discourage
discourageable
discouraged
discouragement
discouragements
discourager
discouragers
discourages
discourageth
discouraging (current term)
discouragingly
discoure
discoured
discoures
discouring
discourse
discourse analysis
discourse marker
discourse markers
discoursed
discourser
discoursers
discourses
discoursing

Literary usage of Discouraging

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by George Francis Dow (1914)
"discouraging others and using provoking speeches was sentenced to be whipped or pay a fine. And Richard Hutson and Nicholas Pickett, for not assisting the ..."

2. The Call of the Hen; Or, The Science of the Selection and Breeding of Poultry by National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Recreational Reading, Walter Hogan, Sherman Dickinson, Harry Reynolds Lewis, Raymond William Gregory, Louis Renou, B. K. Hindse, A. V. Leontovich, Arthur John Arberry (1913)
"If they were a fancy type the breeder would be up aganst a stone wall of discouraging experiences. Figure 43.—Showing How to Hold Bird Between Knees After ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"The following examples will show how an income-tax must act in depressing trade and in discouraging the productive employment of capital, ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"... to him, discouraging the publication. Such at first was the unpropitious state of one of the most successful theological books that has ever appeared. ..."

5. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"Gloomy Council—Exploring Parties—discouraging Reports—Disastrous Experiment—Detachments in Quest of Succor—Caches, How Made—Further Disappointments—The ..."

6. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1827)
"... and mourn that deeds Which Satan's self might blush to own as his, Are made the highest boast of Christian lands REVIEW OF A discouraging PRINCIPLE. ..."

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