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Definition of Discourage

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.
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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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