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This welfare spending discourages work, increases taxes, and operates as a hidden and inefficient subsidy to low-wage businesses.

Kevin, the father of a 6-year-old girl, also discourages his daughter from buying toys in the “pink aisle.”

Criminalization discourages sex workers from reporting suspected sex trafficking to police.

But its what the death of ADAM signifies, not simply the loss of it, that discourages Wish.

Liquid water tends to trap heat more effectively than ice, which in turn discourages the future formation of ice.

The indulgence of the public only emboldens mediocrity: it causes genius to blush, and discourages it.

The failure of the Neapolitan marriage disappoints, and the extreme coldness of the new Russian Ambassador discourages them.

The rapacity of Courts discourages agriculture, extinguishes industry, produces want, pestilence and misery.

But the Government discourages long and loose hair, and now most men cut it short, and women part theirs and braid it.

Which is madder, the Russian priest who discourages righteous rebellion, or the Russian novelist who forbids it?


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discourages, such as: depress, dampen, dismay, intimidate, frighten, and alarm.

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