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What is another word for discouraging?

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Adjective
Tending to disappoint or dishearten
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“And it was discouraging to him to think of having to appease four sharpened appetites with a crust of bread.”
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Suggestive of gloom or doom
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“That so many of the hopes and fears arising out of contemporary federalism issues should be riveted on this supremely unlikely institution is itself a discouraging sign of implosion.”
Adjective
Tending or serving to dissuade
“It is asked why did Jupiter, who ordained victory to the Trojans, send them a discouraging omen?”
Adjective
Highly disturbing in nature
“She removed the discouraging thought of a day hotter than the cook fires under grandma's wash pot.”
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Causing disgust or distaste
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“Upon entering this, he was confronted with the discouraging sight of a debt amounting to $ 67,000.”
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Feeling or causing despair
“The discouraging cry arose that the Captain was desperately wounded.”
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Expressing an unfavourable opinion
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Negative and unhelpful
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Expressing or showing a lack of approval or support
Verb
Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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“As fewer people rode the Sunset Limited, the train's financial losses began to discourage the executives of the Southern Pacific Railroad.”
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Present participle for to persuade (someone) against an action
“His father tried at first to discourage him from this occupation and to warn him that nothing was to be made of it.”
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Present participle for to (attempt to) prevent something from happening
“Governor Hutchinson, upon information given him, thought it prudent to discourage any further inquiry.”
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Present participle for to prevent, avoid, or keep (something undesirable) at bay
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Present participle for to hold or have a negative opinion of
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