discouragement Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “discouragement” in the English Dictionary

"discouragement" in British English

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uk   /dɪˈskʌr.ɪdʒ.mənt/  us   /-ˈskɝː-/

discouragement noun (MAKING LESS CONFIDENT)

[C or U] the ​state of having ​lostyourconfidence or ​enthusiasm for something: a ​feeling of discouragement

discouragement noun (PREVENTING)

[U] actions to ​prevent or ​try to ​prevent something from ​happening or someone from doing something: the discouragement of any ​directaction
(Definition of discouragement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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discouragementnoun [U]

 us   /dɪˈskər·ɪdʒ·mənt, -ˈskʌr-/
a ​feeling of being less confident or less ​hopeful: He had ​known discouragement and ​failure, but in the end he ​persevered and ​wound up with a ​successfulbusiness.
(Definition of discouragement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “discouragement”
in Chinese (Simplified) 心灰意冷的, 泄气的,垂头丧气的,心灰意冷的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心灰意冷的, 洩氣的,垂頭喪氣的,心灰意冷的…
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