Meaning of discouragement

dis•cour•age•ment

Pronunciation: (di-skûr'ij-munt, -skur'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of discouraging.
  2. the state of being discouraged.
  3. something that discourages: Poor health and poverty are grave discouragements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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