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Adjective
That causes discouragement
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“It was a very discouraging outcome.”
Adjective
Highly disturbing in nature
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Negative and unhelpful
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Causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
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Expressing an unfavourable opinion
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Tending to dissuade, or divert form a measure or purpose
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Stopping
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Cold and unfriendly in manner
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Expressing or showing a lack of approval or support
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Not supporting
Verb
Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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“As fewer people rode the Sunset Limited, the train's financial losses began to discourage the executives of the Southern Pacific Railroad.”
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Present participle for to persuade (someone) against an action
“His father tried at first to discourage him from this occupation and to warn him that nothing was to be made of it.”
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Present participle for to (attempt to) prevent something from happening
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“Governor Hutchinson, upon information given him, thought it prudent to discourage any further inquiry.”
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Present participle for keep at bay
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Present participle for to undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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Present participle for to give force or effect toward
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Present participle for to hold or have a negative opinion of
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