Discourage

Definition of Discourage

Dis`cour´age
v. t.1.To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; - the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
[imp. & p. p. Discouraged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discouraging .]
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
- Col. iii. 21.
2.To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.
n.1.Lack of courage; cowardliness.

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