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discouraging

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscouragingdis‧cour‧a‧ging /dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ $ -ˈkɜːr-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 DISAPPOINTEDmaking you lose the confidence or determination you need to continue doing something opp encouraging 🔊 The results were discouraging.discouragingly adverb
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discouragingIt also includes discouraging cultural traits that have outlived their usefulness and may be otherwise harmful to society.My slight personal acquaintance with the subject of all this discouraging impersonal solemnity seemed slightly ridiculous.My father made a few discouraging remarks about my academic abilities that have stayed with me to this day.a discouraging report on the economyCrime is seen as only identifiable by the discouraging response it evokes.It is deeply discouraging that the government can struggle with the nation's budget for nearly a year and still fail to achieve anything.It's very discouraging to find out that your own team members have been lying to you.Despite discouraging viewing figures for their movie "For the Boys", Paramount decided to try to make another similar film.
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