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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Examples from the Web for discouraging
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