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discouragement (n.)

1560s, "state of being discouraged;" c. 1600, "act of discouraging;" 1610s, "that which discourages;" see discourage + -ment. Perhaps based on French descouragement (12c.).

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Definitions of discouragement from WordNet

discouragement (n.)
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles;
Synonyms: disheartenment / dismay
discouragement (n.)
the expression of opposition and disapproval;
discouragement (n.)
the act of discouraging;
the discouragement of petty theft
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