HyperDic: discouraging

English > 2 senses of the word discouraging:
ADJECTIVEalldiscouragingdepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
alldiscouragingexpressing disapproval
discouraging > pronunciation
Soundsdihsker'ahjhihng; dihsker'ihjhihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > discouraging: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action.
Example"where never is heard a discouraging word"
Narrowerdaunting, intimidatingdiscouraging through fear
demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiritingdestructive of morale and self-reliance
frustratingdiscouraging by hindering
unencouragingnot encouraging
See alsodissuasivedeterring from action
hopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
unhelpfulProviding no assistance
OppositeencouragingGiving courage or confidence / confidence or hope
Spanishdesalentador, descorazonador
Adverbsdiscouraginglyin a discouraging / discouraging manner
English > discouraging: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpressing disapproval.
Broaderdissuasivedeterring from action
Spanishdescorazonador

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