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Synonyms for discouragement
dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    Synonyms:
    alarm, dismay, disheartenment, consternation

    Antonyms:
    encouragement

  2. discouragement(noun)

    the expression of opposition and disapproval

    Synonyms:
    dismay, disheartenment

    Antonyms:
    encouragement

  3. discouragement(noun)

    the act of discouraging

    "the discouragement of petty theft"

    Synonyms:
    dismay, disheartenment

    Antonyms:
    encouragement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discouragement

    Discouragement is the result of so much repulse or failure as wears out courage. Discouragements too frequent and long continued may produce a settled hopelessness. Hopelessness is negative, and may result from simple apathy; despondency and despair are more emphatic and decided. Despondency is an incapacity for the present exercise of hope; despair is the utter abandonment of hope. Despondency relaxes energy and effort and is always attended with sadness or distress; despair may produce a stony calmness, or it may lead to desperation. Desperation is energized despair, vigorous in action, reckless of consequences.

    Synonyms:
    despair, desperation, despondency, hopelessness

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discouragement(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disheartening

  2. discouragement(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dissuasion, dehortation, counter influence

  3. discouragement(n.)

    Synonyms:
    embarrassment, hinderance, obstacle, impediment, damper, wet blanket, cold water

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discouragement(n)

    Synonyms:
    depression, dejection, opposition, dissuasion, intimidation, determent, damper, obstacle, difficulty, barrier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    despondency, dismay, disappointment, deterrence

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4148alarm
#15535disappointment
#15811despair
#23875desperation
#33345dismay
#34514deterrence
#48812hopelessness
#60338consternation
#73210discouragement
#108546despondency

How to use discouragement in a sentence?

  1. Theodore Ledyard Cuyler:

    Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.

  2. James Whitcomb Riley:

    The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

  3. Craig McKenzie:

    The only ammunition against reckless discouragement is relentless devotion.

  4. Francois de Fenelon:

    Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George


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