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Adjective
That causes discouragement
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“It was a very discouraging outcome.”
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Highly disturbing in nature
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Deeply pessimistic
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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
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to oppose by expressing disapproval
“House prices have stopped rising, which will discourage borrowings.”
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Present participle for to persuade (someone) against an action
“A combination of persuasion and stiff fines may become necessary to discourage people from littering public places.”
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for make less strong or intense
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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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(fend off) Present participle for to defend against or keep away
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Present participle for to become, or cause to become, bitter or disenchanted
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Present participle for to divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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Present participle for to cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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