Discourage : Definition


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Definitions of Discourage

Pronunciation : Dis*cour"age (; 48)
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Pref. dis- + courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d├ęcourager: pref. des- (L. dis-) + corage, F. courage. See Courage.]
Definition : 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. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Col. iii. 21.

2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

Syn. -- To dishearten; dispirit; depress; deject; dissuade; disfavor.

t. [imp. & p. p. Discouraged; p. pr. & vb. n. Discouraging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dis*cour"age
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Lack of courage; cowardliness.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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