What are some opposite words for encouragement?

Antonyms for encouragement
ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term encouragement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragement(noun)

    the expression of approval and support

    Antonyms:
    discouragement

    Synonyms:
    boost

  2. boost, encouragement(noun)

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

    Antonyms:
    discouragement

    Synonyms:
    rise, cost increase, boost, hike

  3. encouragement(noun)

    the feeling of being encouraged

    Antonyms:
    discouragement

    Synonyms:
    boost

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encouragement

    Antonyms:
    despair, desperation, despondency, discouragement, hopelessness

    Synonyms:
    anticipation, assurance, cheer, confidence, courage, elation, expectancy, expectation, hope, hopefulness, trust

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encouragement(n)

    Synonyms:
    enheartenment, reassurance, incentive, stimulation, stimulus, incitement, fomentation, patronage, countenance

How to use encouragement in a sentence?

  1. Joyce Carol Oates:

    If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The primary goal of the words of a motivation or an inspiration in life is the very first action to generate an awakening of the heart to last as the encouragement of the mind to find the peace of the soul sustainably on a whole.

  3. Ellis Landreth:

    All I was expecting was a few of my followers to show him some encouragement and support, and that he wasn't' weird' or' sad' for preferring to read.

  4. Timothy Lytton:

    One thing that this case might do ... is provide encouragement that certain forms of these suits are once again viable and it might be worth people's while to bring these cases.

  5. Sherri Pomeroy:

    We lost more than Belle yesterday. One thing that gives me a sliver of encouragement is that Belle was surrounded yesterday by her church family that she loved fiercely and vice versa, as senseless as this tragedy was, our Belle would not have been able to deal with losing so much family yesterday.

How to pronounce encouragement?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say encouragement in sign language?

  1. encouragement

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#13455encouragement
#15811despair
#23875desperation
#48812hopelessness
#73210discouragement
#108546despondency

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