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discouragement

dis·cour·age·ment

discouragement

pronunciation:
dih skuh rihj mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of discouraging, or the condition or an instance of being discouraged.
synonyms:
deterrence, disheartenment
similar words:
dejection, depression, despair, despondency, disappointment, dismay, hindrance, melancholy, obstruction, opposition, resistance
definition 2: something that causes one to be discouraged.
synonyms:
deterrent, hindrance
antonyms:
spur, stimulus
similar words:
consternation, constraint, damper, impediment, obstacle, restraint, setback, wet blanket, worry