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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(232) And certainly, a mote effective message than the status quo, as subsection 24(2) jurisprudence presently provides little guidance on this issue (besides the unencouraging statement that subsection 24(2) does not aim to deter Charter breaches).
The unencouraging encounters numbered more than one.
* That the University Library should subscribe to online journals, as the result indicated that the use of online journals by the postgraduate students in their research works seems to be unencouraging, considering the fact that these are the sources of information through which researchers particularly at the doctoral level can get current research findings that would assist them in conducting their research.
But her unencouraging response to Horace's query suggests that she is not confident in Horace's ability to defend her husband.
(8) Paulding had been otherwise noncommittal, as he typically was to similar requests, saying the matter had been referred "to Commodore Warrington for a report in [Cook's] case, of the results of which you will be apprised." (9) Indeed, in a second letter to Parmenter a month later, Paulding simply forwarded Skinner's unencouraging letter.
I thought the ground, trip and course would be against her, so I have got that spot on!" Viking Blond responded to Paddy Brennan's driving to take the 2m7f handicap hurdle, and Sea Saffron came from an unencouraging position on the home turn to land the 2m1f handicap chase.
Critical reception was largely downbeat, including an unencouraging New York Times review from D.C.