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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

discouraging

  1. present participle of discourage

AdjectiveEdit

discouraging

  1. that causes discouragement
    • 1876, Brewster Higley (lyrics and music), “A Home on the Range”:
      Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam / Where the Deer and the Antelope play; / Where never is heard a discouraging word, / And the sky is not clouded all day

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NounEdit

discouraging (plural discouragings)

  1. discouragement
    • Lydia Ann Barclay
      But, alas! I fear the health of the better part is dwindling instead of increasing, through letting in the enemy's discouragings, and a want of feeling after the daily sap of life, whereby strength would be received to overcome all obstacles []