verb (used with object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
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This week, the US Centers for Disease Control began discouraging Americans from traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.Pfizer wants authorization to start distributing its vaccine by Christmas|Antonio Regalado|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
No longer afraid of retaliation, app developers join forces to criticize Apple Apple fees are high enough to discourage other revenue models for most mobile apps, according to companies that operate on Apple’s App Store.Apple cuts some App Store fees, but critics call it a ploy to avoid regulation|Reed Albergotti|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
It’s hard for me to discourage upgrading for the other two titles, especially since they’re two of my favorite games of all time.‘Ghost of Tsushima’ sees the best kind of PlayStation 5 upgrade: transformative and free|Gene Park|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Such algorithms can be harmful, however, if they prevent or in some way discourage people from seeing new or different types of information.
However, when these images are released into the public, Seifullah says, such disclosures can especially discourage women from running for office or seeking other high-profile positions.Cal Cunningham lost. Katie Hill resigned. Are we still put off by sex scandals?|Lisa Bonos|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
What followed was a very strange and discouraging series of events.
It seemed to me a miracle that I never heard a discouraging word from my editor, Susan Murcko.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doing so perpetuates the stigma of mental disorder, discouraging persons with mental disorders from seeking care.
In politics every candidate wants to build a sense of inevitability, inspiring his admirers and discouraging his detractors.Barack Obama Beating Mitt Romney in Confidence Game, But Will Likely Lose Election|Michael Medved|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So it is discouraging that conservatives may not even want to take the first step down that path.
There was a great deal of heart-burning, and the camp was the prey of winged rumours, most of them discouraging ones.A Prisoner in Turkey|John Still
She had written sweethearts at the first draft, but the word looked wrong somehow in a letter that was meant to be discouraging.Rich Relatives|Compton Mackenzie
Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.The Nation in a Nutshell|George Makepeace Towle
He was eminently a peace man, discouraging wars and violence.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Some of these belong to the general class of discouraging people.My Discovery of England|Stephen Leacock