[dih-skur-ij-muh nt, -skuhr-]
Origin of discouragement
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2. depression, dejection, hopelessness. 3. deterrent, damper, impediment, obstacle, obstruction.
2. See despair.
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Examples from the Web for discouragement
I have worked harder than ever I did and discouragement has slapped me on the face.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
She said this violently, but she let her clasped hands fall in discouragement.The Secret Agent
He has his orders, and would be marked for discouragement if he overstepped them.The Uncommercial Traveller
The inutility of these attempts proved no manner of discouragement to the Spaniards.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
He became calmer, allowing his arms to fall by his side in discouragement.The Downfall