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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action adj. - Expressing disapproval.

Usage examples (37)
  • Where never is heard a discouraging word
  • Verb (used with object) : Low prices discourage industry. ,to discourage the expression of enthusiasm
  • Verb (used without object) : a person who discourages easily
  • We weren't aggressive in discouraging him from doing anything. for more
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