discourage

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  • Both of them set out looking for work immediately but with discouraging results.
  • He was so discouraged that he left the team and went home.
  • He did not answer her, but she found nothing discouraging in his silence. Cited from Rosa Mundi and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Some say that these laws may even discourage this kind of production.
  • However, the nine months in prison did not discourage his political writing or activities.
  • When it began to get light, the place looked even more discouraging. Cited from A Yankee in the Trenches, by R. Derby Holmes
  • He was so discouraged by the experience that he did not perform again for two years.
  • It was quite discouraging, for the other children had played the game so much. Cited from Peggy in Her Blue Frock, by Eliza Orne White
  • Peak numbers continued for more than two months until the government began to discourage the young people.
  • Most discouraging news indeed did reach them from time to time. Cited from By What Authority?, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • If sometimes our church work seems small and discouraging there are many things to be remembered. Cited from The American Missionary, Volume 49, No. 3, March, 1895, by Various
  • How hard to bear -- and how discouraging this trial must have been to her! Cited from The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young, Vol. 3, by Richard Newton
  • Most of them attempt to discourage women from taking up or continuing the trade.
  • Every time he presented himself before the queen, he met with the same discouraging reception. Cited from The Queen's Necklace, by Alexandre Dumas
  • In the past, a number of church leaders have discouraged the use of such products.
  • This should not discourage us, however; the important thing is to do whatever we can.
  • He remained enthusiastic even though he was discouraged on all sides from doing so.
  • To some degree they may have been effective in discouraging future resistance.
  • But if he discourages me I will try my luck all the same. Cited from Don Orsino, by F. Marion Crawford
  • What discourages me most is that I can't get work that will bring in money. Cited from What Can She Do?, by Edward Payson Roe
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Meaning of discourage

  • verb Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged