noun see discourage

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  • Discourager — Dis*cour a*ger, n. One who discourages. [1913 Webster] The promoter of truth and the discourager of error. Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discourager — See discourageable. * * * …   Universalium

  • discourager — n. one who dissuades, one who tries to convince another person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discourager — …   Useful english dictionary

  • discourage — discourager, n. discourageable, adj. discouragingly, adv. /di skerr ij, skur /, v., discouraged, discouraging. v.t. 1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit. 2. to dissuade (usually fol. by from) …   Universalium

  • The Lady, or the Tiger? — The Lady or the Tiger? is a famous short story written by Frank R. Stockton in 1882.Plot summaryThe semi barbaric King of an ancient land utilized an unusual form of administering justice for offenders in his kingdom. The offender would be placed …   Wikipedia

  • discourage — transitive verb ( aged; aging) Etymology: Middle English discoragen, from Middle French descorager, from Old French descoragier, from des dis + corage courage Date: 15th century 1. to deprive of courage or confidence ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Frank R. Stockton — Frank Richard Stockton (April 5, 1834 – April 20, 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children s fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Stockton avoided …   Wikipedia

  • daunter — noun one who daunts Syn: discourager, intimidator, overwhelmer …   Wiktionary

  • ¿La Dama o el Tigre? — (The Lady or the Tiger?) es un popular relato corto escrito por Frank R. Stockton en 1882. Stockton posteriormente escribió una continuación titulada El Disipador de las Dudas (The Discourager of Hesitancy). En ¿La Dama o el Tigre? un hombre debe …   Wikipedia Español

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