discouraging

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkʌɹɪdʒɪŋ/, /dɪsˈkʊɹɪdʒɪŋg/

Verb[edit]

discouraging

  1. Present participle of discourage.

Adjective[edit]

discouraging

  1. that causes discouragement
    • 1876 Brewster Higley - A Home on the Range
    • Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam / Where the Deer and the Antelope play; / Where never is heard a discouraging word, / And the sky is not clouded all day

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