Antonyms for discouragement

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-skur-ij-muhnt, -skuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈskʌr-

Definition of discouragement

  • noun despondency
  • noun restraint
Example sentences :
  • I have worked harder than ever I did and discouragement has slapped me on the face.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • She said this violently, but she let her clasped hands fall in discouragement.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • He has his orders, and would be marked for discouragement if he overstepped them.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • The inutility of these attempts proved no manner of discouragement to the Spaniards.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • He became calmer, allowing his arms to fall by his side in discouragement.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • His thoughts of death and his discouragement were now far away.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • I cannot tell, I cannot tell,' said the young girl with an expression of discouragement. '
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • You must not be surprised, then, at our discouragement and our impatience.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • That there is much in the present situation, both of encouragement and discouragement, is patent.
  • Extract from : « The Negro Farmer » by Carl Kelsey
  • "It won't do; it won't do at all," said Bison Billiam, in a tone almost of discouragement.
  • Extract from : « The Trimming of Goosie » by James Hopper

Synonyms for discouragement

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