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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Discouragement \Dis*cour"age*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. descouragement,
1. The act of discouraging, or the state of being
discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence;
2. That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to
deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of
anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced
under every possible discouragement. "Discouragements from
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles [syn:
discouragement, disheartenment, dismay]
2: the expression of opposition and disapproval [ant:
3: the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
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