Part of speech: noun

The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; also, that which discourages; dejection.

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Usage examples "discouragement":

  1. But it isn't discouragement that makes me cry, it's just joy! - "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards.
  2. To encourage you in the many hours of discouragement, I advise Dr. Furness's sermon on the " Solitude of Christ," in " Register" of May 8, 1884, I think, which I believe has been sent you, but if not, will hunt it up and send it to you; and besides that, the words of Jesus: " He that hath put his hand to the plough and looketh back, is not worthy of me;" therefore have firmly fixed in your mind the glorious hymn by Rev. - "Miss Ellis's Mission", Mary P. Wells Smith.
  3. With a gesture of discouragement Paula sank down in a chair. - "John Marsh's Millions", Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow.