What is another word for discouraging?

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Adjective
That causes discouragement
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“It was a very discouraging outcome.”
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Deeply pessimistic
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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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Unsatisfactory
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Not supporting
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Stopping
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Cold and unfriendly in manner
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Not capable of being repaired, regained, or undone
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Present participle for to lessen the courage or confidence of
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“I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again.”
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Present participle for to oppose by expressing disapproval
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“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 let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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Present participle for to lessen the courage or confidence of
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Present participle for to create difficulty for the work or activity of
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Present participle for to take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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Present participle for make less strong or intense
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Present participle for deflate someone's idea, feelings
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Present participle for to give force or effect toward
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Present participle for to hold an unfavorable opinion of
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Present participle for to snub and reject an offer or suggestion
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Present participle for to implant bitter feelings in
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Present participle for to draw the attention or mind to something else
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Present participle for to cause to feel disgust
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Present participle for to hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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Present participle for to destroy or frustrate (hopes or expectations)
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