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discouragement

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Noun discouragement has 3 senses
  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay - the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    --1 is a kind of despair
    --1 has particulars: intimidation
    Derived form: verb discourage2
  2. discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
    --2 is a kind of
    disapproval
    Antonyms: encouragement
    --2 has particulars:
     disheartenment; dissuasion; determent, deterrence, intimidation
  3. discouragement - the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
    --3 is a kind of
    deterrence
    Derived form: verb discourage1
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