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discouragement

noun
     
dis‧cour‧age‧ment
1 [uncountable] when you no longer feel confident or willing to do something:
In research, times of discouragement alternate with times of great achievement.
2 [uncountable] when you try to persuade someone not to do something, especially by making it seem difficult or bad:
the discouragement of smoking
3 [countable] something that discourages you

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