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English adjective: discouraging

1. discouraging depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action

SamplesWhere never is heard a discouraging word.

Similardaunting, demoralising, demoralizing, disheartening, dispiriting, frustrating, intimidating, unencouraging

See alsodissuasive, hopeless, unhelpful


2. discouraging expressing disapproval



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