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English definition of “discouragement”


noun [U] (PREVENTING)    /dɪˈskʌr.ɪdʒ.mənt/ US  /-ˈskɝː-/
actions to prevent or try to prevent something from happening or someone from doing something: the discouragement of any direct action Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of discouragement noun (PREVENTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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