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English definition of “discouragement”


noun [C or U] (MAKING LESS CONFIDENT)    /dɪˈskʌr.ɪdʒ.mənt/ US  /-ˈskɝː-/
the state of having lost your confidence or enthusiasm for something: a feeling of discouragementDiscouraging and putting off
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