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This week, the US Centers for Disease Control began discouraging Americans from traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.

No longer afraid of retaliation, app developers join forces to criticize Apple Apple fees are high enough to discourage other revenue models for most mobile apps, according to companies that operate on Apple’s App Store.

It’s hard for me to discourage upgrading for the other two titles, especially since they’re two of my favorite games of all time.

Such algorithms can be harmful, however, if they prevent or in some way discourage people from seeing new or different types of information.

However, when these images are released into the public, Seifullah says, such disclosures can especially discourage women from running for office or seeking other high-profile positions.

What followed was a very strange and discouraging series of events.

Le Monde once called his résumé "so impeccable that it's almost discouraging."

It seemed to me a miracle that I never heard a discouraging word from my editor, Susan Murcko.

Doing so perpetuates the stigma of mental disorder, discouraging persons with mental disorders from seeking care.

Meanwhile, sales amid the health push are relatively discouraging.

The half day spent about the old city was full of interest; but the places which we missed would make a most discouraging list.

Sara Lee took a long breath and went inside, to a most discouraging half hour.

It was all very sordid and very lifeless and altogether discouraging in the drizzle of late afternoon.

Scattergood was present, sitting in a corner under the overhang of the balcony, watching, but discouraging conversation.

These failures were very discouraging, and gave symptoms of the alarm which had been created in the public mind.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discouraging, such as: bleak, depressing, disappointing, disheartening, dismal, and dispiriting.

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