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What is another word for discouragement?

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Noun
A loss of confidence or enthusiasm
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“It takes both perseverance and technical knowledge to avoid discouragement and get to the good eats.”
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The discouraging of an action or event through instilling doubt or fear
“This does not mean that we should suddenly abandon our whole complex of military programs in the area, but a firm guiding principle should be the discouragement of any further arms buildup.”
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The action of impeding a process or progress
“Uncertainty is one of the major discouragements to investment.”
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A state of disapproval or feeling of unfulfillment
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A negative consequence or downside of a given course of action
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An act of removing the enthusiasm or courage of
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An abrupt or ungracious rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture
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Having a pessimistic disposition of things or people
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A feeling of disappointment, akin to depression, arising from the realization that something is not what it was expected or believed to be, possibly accompanied by philosophical angst from having one's beliefs challenged
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A discouragement
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A situation that is difficult or dangerous
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