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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To lose confidence. Also: To make less appealing.

Usage examples (29)
  • Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
  • We should discourage this practice among our youth
  • Wherever possible he should also "discourage" the feelings of impotence.
  • While urging Eisenhower to "discourage" fraternization, the president was more concerned about appearances than actual behavior. for more
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