Discouragement

Dis*cour"age*ment

(?), n. [Cf. OF. descouragement, F. dcouragement.] 1. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
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2. That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement. "Discouragements from vice." Swift.
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