Dis*cour"age*ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. descouragement, F. découragement.]

1.

The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.

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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