Definition Of discouragement


a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness.

do not give in to discouragement

an attempt to prevent something by showing disapproval or creating difficulties; deterrent.

the discouragement of crime

Example Of discouragement

  • do not give in to discouragement

  • During the resultant three-hour detour, we encountered sundry additional discouragements .

  • Each in turn rescued Matisse from deep discouragement by providing a way to kick-start his imagination.

  • Heath pursued his European vision against every discouragement .

  • I think one of the great losses in all of this trouble has been the discouragement of women from performing.

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