discouragement

Definitions of discouragement
  1. noun
    the expression of opposition and disapproval
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    Antonyms:
    encouragement
    the expression of approval and support
    types:
    disheartenment
    a communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
    dissuasion
    a communication that dissuades you
    determent, deterrence, intimidation
    a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    type of:
    disapproval
    the expression of disapproval
  2. noun
    the act of discouraging
    “the discouragement of petty theft”
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    type of:
    deterrence
    the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
  3. noun
    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    synonyms: disheartenment, dismay
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    types:
    intimidation
    the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
    type of:
    despair
    the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
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