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Definition of "discouraging" []

  • Present participle of discourage. (verb)
  • That causes discouragement (adjective)

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Use "discouraging" in a sentence
  • "At the same time, cops can play an important role in discouraging crime*, if we were faced with increasing crime, the lack of cops would leave us with seriously limited options, and of course not everywhere is my street."
  • "The idea that the interests of a child who might be vulnerable to the violence of abortion should be taken into account, even in discouraging women from resorting to abortion or encouraging alternatives to abortion, is simply off the table."
  • "Perhaps more discouraging is the fact that members of the art trade made efforts to keep the Postal Service from incinerating the bulk of the fakes."