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discourage

see definition of discourage
  • verbdishearten, dispirit
  • verbdeter, dissuade; restrain
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Synonyms for discourage

verb dishearten, dispirit
  • alarm
  • bother
  • confuse
  • dampen
  • daunt
  • demoralize
  • depress
  • dismay
  • frighten
  • intimidate
  • irk
  • scare
  • trouble
  • unnerve
  • abash
  • afflict
  • appall
  • awe
  • bully
  • chill
  • cow
  • dash
  • deject
  • deprecate
  • disparage
  • distress
  • droop
  • overawe
  • prostrate
  • repress
  • try
  • vex
  • weigh
  • beat down
  • break one's heart
  • cast down
  • throw cold water on

Antonyms for discourage

  • aid
  • assist
  • assure
  • calm
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • gladden
  • hearten
  • help
  • inspirit
  • make happy
  • please
  • reassure
  • soothe
  • stimulate
  • uplift
  • allow
  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • inspire
  • spur on
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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checking

verb. hinder, restrain

dampen

verb. spoil spirits
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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