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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.

Discourage Quotations

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

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

Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.
Thomas Sowell
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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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