1. discouragement

noun. ['dɪˈskɝːɪdʒmənt'] the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles.


  • intimidation
  • despair
  • dismay


  • hopefulness
  • optimism
  • encourage
  • elate

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Words that Rhyme with Discouragement

  • encouragement

Example sentences of the word discouragement

1. Noun, singular or mass
This should not be a source of discouragement however, as the study only measures physical appearance.

2. Verb, base form
Starting too fast can lead to discouragement, an early burnout or injury.

Quotes containing the word discouragement

1. The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
- Billy Graham

2. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

3. I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

2. discouragement

noun. ['dɪˈskɝːɪdʒmənt'] the expression of opposition and disapproval.


  • intimidation
  • disapproval
  • dissuasion
  • determent
  • deterrence


  • encouragement
  • liking
  • persuasion
  • incentive

3. discouragement

noun. ['dɪˈskɝːɪdʒmənt'] the act of discouraging.


  • approbation