Definition of discouraging in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈskʌrɪdʒɪŋ/


Causing someone to lose confidence or enthusiasm; depressing: a discouraging experience
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  • The political environment is likely to be equally discouraging for Labour.
  • The news from Albright over the satellite phone was discouraging.
  • We are living, my dear friend, in a discouraging time.



Pronunciation: /dɪˈskʌrɪdʒɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • Others, even more discouragingly, said the questions were simply unanswerable.
  • For the most part, ticket prices remain either beyond the reach of, or discouragingly expensive for, ordinary workers and youth.
  • The little boy stomped away, sat back down next to Daniel, and began to stare discouragingly down the road.

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