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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscouragementdis‧cour‧age‧ment /dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒmənt $ -ˈkɜːr-/ noun  1 [uncountable]DISAPPOINTED when you no longer feel confident or willing to do something In research, times of discouragement alternate with times of great achievement.2 [uncountable]PERSUADEPREVENT when you try to persuade someone not to do something, especially by making it seem difficult or bad the discouragement of smoking3 [countable]DISAPPOINTED something that discourages you
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discouragementThey are a kind of a never-ending source of amusement, amazement, and discouragement.Sandys was able to keep up emigration, but death and discouragement meant the population hardly rose above 1,000.Surely, the sanguine tone seemed out of place; maybe it was meant to mask deep discouragement.Despite early discouragements, she eventually became a successful songwriter.These things are not written under any feeling of discouragement, much less to discourage others.Our reaction to the court's decision is one of discouragement and disappointment.Sometimes a sympathetic friend can be a constant source of discouragement, all unknowingly.the country's discouragement of religionNew ideas are often eroded by subtle discouragement rather than by explicit vetoes.It is as if the entire party structure and philosophy had been geared towards the exclusion of participation and the discouragement of debate.Its cadres were decimated, whether through discouragement, capitulation, imprisonment, or outright murder.
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