Meaning of “discouragement” in the English Dictionary

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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 successful business.

(Definition of “discouragement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)