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discouragement

see definition of discouragement
  • noundespondency
  • nounrestraint
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Synonyms for discouragement

noun despondency
  • hopelessness
  • pessimism
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despair
  • disappointment
  • discomfiture
  • dismay
  • downheartedness
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • cold feet
  • loss of confidence
  • low spirits
  • the blues

Antonyms for discouragement

  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • confidence
  • encouragement
  • happiness
  • hopefulness
  • joy
  • catalyst
  • incentive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

brake

noun. stopping device; check
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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