dis|cour|age|ment «dihs KUR ihj muhnt», noun.
1. the condition of being or feeling discouraged; lack of spirit or confidence: »

Discouragement showed in every line of her drooping figure.

2. something that discourages; a disheartening influence: »

The out-of-town tryout of the play was a discouragement to its producer.

3. the act of discouraging: »

Her father's discouragement of her ambitions led her to leave home.

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  • dis·cour·age·ment — /dıˈskɚrəʤmənt/ noun, pl ments 1 [noncount] : the act of making something less likely to happen or of making people less likely to do something the discouragement of drug use among teenagers He joined the army despite discouragement from his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • age — age·a·ble; age; age·less; age·long; age·net·ic; al·ien·age; al·loy·age; al·tar·age; am·per·age; an·ec·dot·age; ap·pend·age; ar·rear·age; av·er·age·ly; av·er·age·ness; bale·age; bal·last·age; bar·on·age; bar·on·et·age; bar·rel·age; bea·con·age;… …   English syllables

  • cour — cour; cour·age; cour·ba·ril; cour·bette; cour·lan; cour·te·ous; cour·te·ous·ly; cour·te·ous·ness; cour·te·san; cour·tier; cour·tier·ly; cour·toi·sie; dis·cour·age; dis·cour·aged·ly; dis·cour·age·ment; dis·cour·sive; en·cour·age; en·cour·age·ment; …   English syllables

  • discouragement — dis·cour·age·ment …   English syllables

  • discouragement — dis|cour|age|ment [dısˈkʌrıdʒmənt US ˈkə:r ] n 1.) [U] when you no longer feel confident or willing to do something ▪ In research, times of discouragement alternate with times of great achievement. 2.) [U] when you try to persuade someone not to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discouragement — dis|cour|age|ment [ dıs kʌrıdʒmənt ] noun 1. ) uncount the feeling you get when you have not achieved something and think it is useless to keep trying 2. ) count something that makes you feel that it is useless to try to do something 3. ) uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • discouragement — dis•cour•age•ment [[t]dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, ˈskʌr [/t]] n. 1) an act or instance of discouraging 2) the state of being discouraged 3) something that discourages; a deterrent • Etymology: 1555–65; < MF …   From formal English to slang

  • Discouragement — Dis*cour age*ment, n. [Cf. OF. descouragement, F. d[ e]couragement.] 1. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection. [1913 Webster] 2. That which discourages; that which deters, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able — ab·sorb·able; ac·count·able; ac·tion·able; adapt·able; ad·vance·able; ad·vis·able·ness; al·lege·able; al·ter·able; ami·able·ness; bounce·able; brib·able; bridge·able; buff·able; build·able; burn·able; can·cel·able; change·able; change·able·ness;… …   English syllables

  • Disencouragement — Dis en*cour age*ment, n. Discouragement. [Obs.] Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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