HyperDic: discouragement

English > 3 senses of the word discouragement:
NOUNfeelingdiscouragement, disheartenment, dismaythe feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
communicationdiscouragementthe expression of opposition and disapproval
actdiscouragementthe act of discouraging
discouragement > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > discouragement: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe feeling of despair in the face of obstacles.
Synonymsdisheartenment, dismay
NarrowerintimidationThe feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
BroaderdespairThe feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
Spanishdesaliento, desánimo
Verbsdiscouragedeprive of courage or hope
English > discouragement: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe expression of opposition and disapproval.
Narrowerdeterment, deterrence, intimidationA communication that makes you afraid to try something
disheartenmentA communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
dissuasionA communication that dissuades you
BroaderdisapprovalThe expression of disapproval
OppositeencouragementThe expression of approval and support
Spanishdesaliento, desánimo, disuasión
English > discouragement: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of discouraging.
Example"the discouragement of petty theft"
BroaderdeterrenceThe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
Spanishdesaliento, desánimo
Catalandesànim, descoratjament
Verbsdiscouragetry to prevent

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