unencouraging


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unencouraging

(ˌʌnɪnˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ)
adj
not encouraging; discouraging
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Adj.1.unencouraging - not encouragingunencouraging - not encouraging      
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
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But her unencouraging response to Horace's query suggests that she is not confident in Horace's ability to defend her husband.
9) Indeed, in a second letter to Parmenter a month later, Paulding simply forwarded Skinner's unencouraging letter.
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Critical reception was largely downbeat, including an unencouraging New York Times review from D.
Last year's defeat of two city measures - a gas tax increase and an expansion of the downtown urban renewal district - provided an unencouraging reading of voter sentiment.