discouraging

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

discouraging (plural discouragings)

  1. discouragement
    • Lydia Ann Barclay
      But, alas! I fear the health of the better part is dwindling instead of increasing, through letting in the enemy's discouragings, and a want of feeling after the daily sap of life, whereby strength would be received to overcome all obstacles []