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  Definition of discouragement
  1. the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
  2. the expression of opposition and disapproval
  3. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
Similar Words: disheartenment, dismay

 

Hyponyms: disheartenment, dissuasion, determent, deterrence, intimidation

 

Derivational Morphology: deter, discourage, depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, dishearten, put off

 

 
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