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Definition of Discourage


  1. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
  2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.
  3. Lack of courage; cowardliness.

Discourage Quotations

Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
Charles Stanley

It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism.
Stephen Kinzer

Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.
Mariah Carey

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
Alfred Adler

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine
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Discourage Translations

discourage in Dutch is afschrikken, verjagen
discourage in German is entmutigen, entmutige, abschrecken
discourage in Italian is scoraggiare
discourage in Latin is infringo infregi infractum, adflicto affligo
discourage in Norwegian is ta motet ifra
discourage in Portuguese is desanime
discourage in Spanish is descorazonar, desanimar
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