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Meaning & Definition of Discouraging in English

English

Discouraging

/dɪskərəʤɪŋ/

adjective

1. Depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action

  • "Where never is heard a discouraging word"
    synonym:
  • discouraging

2. Expressing disapproval

    synonym:
  • discouraging

Examples of using

Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.