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discouragement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discouragement  \Dis*cour"age*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  descouragement, 
  F.  d['e]couragement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  discouraging,  or  the  state  of  being 
  discouraged;  depression  or  weakening  of  confidence; 
  dejection. 
 
  2.  That  which  discourages;  that  which  deters,  or  tends  to 
  deter,  from  an  undertaking,  or  from  the  prosecution  of 
  anything  a  determent;  as  the  revolution  was  commenced 
  under  every  possible  discouragement.  ``Discouragements 
  from  vice.''  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discouragement 
  n  1:  the  feeling  of  despair  in  the  face  of  obstacles  [syn:  {disheartenment}, 
  {dismay}] 
  2:  the  expression  of  opposition  and  disapproval  [ant:  {encouragement}] 
  3:  the  act  of  discouraging;  "the  dscouragement  of  petty  theft" 




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