discouraging


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dis·cour·age

 (dĭ-skûr′ĭj, -skŭr′-)
tr.v. dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing, dis·cour·ag·es
1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit: Making so little progress after so much effort discouraged us.
2. To dissuade or deter (someone) from doing something: My adviser discouraged me from applying to big universities.
3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections: The agency discouraged all travel to the areas hardest hit by the disease.

[Middle English discoragen, from Old French descoragier : des-, dis- + corage, courage; see courage.]

dis·cour′age·a·ble adj.
dis·cour′ag·er n.
dis·cour′ag·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit
These verbs mean to make less hopeful or enthusiastic: researchers who were discouraged by the problem's magnitude; apathy that disheartened the instructor; did not let the technical difficulties dismay them; a failure that dispirited the team.
Antonym: encourage

discouraging

(dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ)
adj
causing a loss of confidence and determination
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
unhelpful - providing no assistance
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
2.discouraging - expressing disapproval
dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"

discouraging

adjective disheartening, disappointing, depressing, daunting, dampening, unfavourable, off-putting (Brit. informal), dispiriting, unpropitious We have had a discouraging response to our appeal.
Translations

discouraging

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] ADJdesalentador
he was discouraging about ithabló de ello en tono pesimista

discouraging

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] adj [news, results] → décourageant(e)

discouraging

adjentmutigend; he was rather discouraging about her chanceser äußerte sich ziemlich entmutigend über ihre Chancen

discouraging

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] adjscoraggiante, avvilente
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But the Judge had a most discouraging way of fluctuating.
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