Discouraging
Discouraging Dis*cour"a*ging, a. Causing or indicating discouragement. -- {Dis*cour"a*ging*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • discouraging — [di skʉr′ijiŋ] adj. that discourages; disheartening; depressing discouragingly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • discouraging — index chilling effect, remonstrative, unfavorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discouraging — [adj] upsetting black, bleak, dampening, daunting, depressing, depressive, deterring, disadvantageous, disappointing, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, dissuading, dreary, gloomy, hindering, inopportune, off putting, oppressive,… …   New thesaurus

  • discouraging — [di skʉr′ijiŋ] adj. that discourages; disheartening; depressing discouragingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • discouraging — adj. 1) deeply discouraging 2) discouraging to + inf. (it is discouraging to read the newspapers) 3) discouraging that + clause (it s discouraging that so little progress has been made in banning nuclear weapons) * * * deeply discouraging… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Discouraging — Discourage Dis*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discouraged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discouraging}.] [Pref. dis + courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d[ e]courager: pref. des (L. dis ) + corage, F. courage. See {Courage}.] 1. To extinguish the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discouraging — adj. Discouraging is used with these nouns: ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

  • discouraging — dis|cour|a|ging [dısˈkʌrıdʒıŋ US ˈkə:r ] adj making you lose the confidence or determination you need to continue doing something ▪ The results were discouraging. >discouragingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discouraging — dis|cour|ag|ing [ dıs kʌrıdʒıŋ ] adjective making you feel that it is useless to try to do something: Their attitude was very discouraging …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • discouraging — adjective making you lose the confidence or determination you need to continue doing something: The test results so far encountered have been very discouraging. discouragingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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