discouraging definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of discourage.
  • adjective:
    • that causes discouragement
    • Causing or indicating discouragement.
    • articulating disapproval
    • depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence usually deterring activity
  • others:
    • maintaining dishearten or to depress the nerve; disheartening: as, discouraging prospects.

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