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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Well, when I say running, other people would probably say a jog or even, as my husband rather unencouragingly describes it, a fast walk.