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discouragement

[ dih-skur-ij-muhnt, -skuhr- ]
/ dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr- /
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noun

an act or instance of discouraging.
the state of being discouraged.
something that discourages: Poor health and poverty are grave discouragements.

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Origin of discouragement

1555–65; <Middle French descouragement,Old French descoragement.See discourage, -ment
2. See despair.
o·ver·dis·cour·age·ment, nounpre·dis·cour·age·ment, noun
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