discouraging

  • 1Discouraging — Dis*cour a*ging, a. Causing or indicating discouragement. {Dis*cour a*ging*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2discouraging — [di skʉr′ijiŋ] adj. that discourages; disheartening; depressing discouragingly adv. * * * …

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  • 3discouraging — index chilling effect, remonstrative, unfavorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4discouraging — [adj] upsetting black, bleak, dampening, daunting, depressing, depressive, deterring, disadvantageous, disappointing, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, dissuading, dreary, gloomy, hindering, inopportune, off putting, oppressive,… …

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  • 5discouraging — [di skʉr′ijiŋ] adj. that discourages; disheartening; depressing discouragingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6discouraging — 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

  • 7Discouraging — 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

  • 8discouraging — adj. Discouraging is used with these nouns: ↑word …

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  • 9discouraging — 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

  • 10discouraging — 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

  • 11discouraging — 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

  • 12discouraging — adjective most reports from the area are discouraging Syn: depressing, demoralizing, disheartening, dispiriting, disappointing, gloomy, off putting; unfavorable, unpromising, inauspicious Ant: encouraging …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13discouraging — UK [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] / US adjective making you feel that it is useless to try to do something Their attitude was very discouraging …

    English dictionary

  • 14discouraging — discourage ► VERB 1) cause a loss of confidence or enthusiasm in. 2) prevent or try to prevent by showing disapproval or creating difficulties. 3) (discourage from) persuade (someone) against (an action). DERIVATIVES discouragement noun… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15discouraging — adjective 1. depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action (Freq. 1) where never is heard a discouraging word • Ant: ↑encouraging • Similar to: ↑daunting, ↑intimidating, ↑demor …

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  • 16discouraging — adjective that causes discouragement …

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  • 17discouraging — Synonyms and related words: admonitory, alarming, awing, black, bleak, cautionary, chilling, daunting, depressant, depressing, depressive, deterrent, deterring, disconcerting, disheartening, disinclining, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18discouraging — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Acting to discourage one] Syn. depressing, disheartening, repressing; see dismal 1 , sad 2 . 2. [Suggesting an unwelcome future] Syn. inopportune, disadvantageous, dissuading; see unfavorable 2 . II (Roget s 3… …

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  • 19discouraging — dis·cour·aging || dɪ skÊŒrɪdʒɪŋ adj. causing discouragement; preventing by expressing disapproval; disapproving dis·cour·age || dɪ skÊŒrɪdÊ’ v. cause to lose heart; deter, dissuade; show disapproval of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20discouraging — [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] adj making you feel less confident or hopeful Ant: encouraging …

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