browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
discouraging

more about discouraging

discouraging


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discouraging  \Dis*cour"a*ging\,  a. 
  Causing  or  indicating  discouragement.  -- 
  {Dis*cour"a*ging*ly},  adv 
 
  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['e]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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discouraging 
  adj  1:  depriving  of  confidence  or  hope  or  enthusiasm  and  hence 
  often  deterring  action  "where  never  is  heard  a 
  discouraging  word"  [ant:  {encouraging}] 
  2:  expressing  disapproval 




more about discouraging