What does the word discouragement mean?

Usage examples for discouragement

  1. But it isn't discouragement that makes me cry, it's just joy! – Comrade Yetta by 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 by Mary P. Wells Smith
  3. With a gesture of discouragement Paula sank down in a chair. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow