Definition of discourage in English:

discourage

Syllabification: dis·cour·age
Pronunciation: /disˈkərij, -ˈkə-rij
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

discourager

noun
More example sentences
  • After four attempts to draft a formal policy, the discouragers appear to be winning.
  • He is big discourager and keeps mourning all the time.
  • There is more, much more, to this story, but I simply want to make a few observations about discouragers and encouragers.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French descouragier, from des- (expressing reversal) + corage 'courage'.

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