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Noun: discouragement  dis'kur-ij-munt or dis'kú-rij-munt [N. Amer], dis'kú-rij-munt [Brit]
  1. The feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    - disheartenment, dismay
  2. The expression of opposition and disapproval
  3. The act of discouraging
    "the discouragement of petty theft"
  4. Something that acts to discourage certain behaviour or action
    - deterrent

Derived forms: discouragements

Type of: despair, deterrence, disapproval

Antonym: encouragement

Encyclopedia: Discouragement