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synonyms for discouraging

  • bleak
  • depressing
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • black
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • deterring
  • dismaying
  • dissuading
  • hindering
  • depressive
  • disadvantageous
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
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antonyms for discouraging

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • happy
  • light
  • pleasant
  • sunny
  • auspicious
  • favorable
  • heartening
  • inspiring
  • inspiriting
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How to use discouraging in a sentence

This week, the US Centers for Disease Control began discouraging Americans from traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.
PFIZER WANTS AUTHORIZATION TO START DISTRIBUTING ITS VACCINE BY CHRISTMASANTONIO REGALADONOVEMBER 20, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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.
APPLE CUTS SOME APP STORE FEES, BUT CRITICS CALL IT A PLOY TO AVOID REGULATIONREED ALBERGOTTINOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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.
‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ SEES THE BEST KIND OF PLAYSTATION 5 UPGRADE: TRANSFORMATIVE AND FREEGENE PARKNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Such algorithms can be harmful, however, if they prevent or in some way discourage people from seeing new or different types of information.
EXPLAINER: WHAT IS AN ALGORITHM?MELISSA L. WEBERNOVEMBER 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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.
CAL CUNNINGHAM LOST. KATIE HILL RESIGNED. ARE WE STILL PUT OFF BY SEX SCANDALS?LISA BONOSNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However, the floral industry and reality dating shows have indeed discouraged anyone from giving red roses to those who are not viable romantic interests.
MISS MANNERS: THE CODED LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS IS MOSTLY FORGOTTENJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The rule change is timed to make Thanksgiving travel easier, even though Bowser late last month strongly discouraged visiting family or hosting out-of-town relatives for the holiday.
D.C. EASES TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AHEAD OF THANKSGIVING WHILE URGING CAUTION DURING HOLIDAYSJULIE ZAUZMER, OVETTA WIGGINS, DANA HEDGPETHNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Astra on Thursday reported third-quarter profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates as the pandemic inflated costs and discouraged some doctors’ visits and diagnoses.
ASTRAZENECA-OXFORD COVID VACCINE ON TRACK FOR YEAR END, CEO PASCAL SORIOT SAYSBERNHARD WARNERNOVEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
The potential for extended uncertainty feeds concerns ranging from the prospect of voters’ being discouraged from going to their polling places to the possibility of violence.
HOW TO AVOID SHARING BAD INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELECTIONABBY OHLHEISERNOVEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
While the agency set up a portal for nonfilers in April — built by the tax software company Intuit — its glitches often discouraged users.
MILLIONS STILL HAVEN’T GOTTEN STIMULUS CHECKS, INCLUDING MANY WHO NEED THEM MOSTBY LYDIA DEPILLISOCTOBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCOURAGING

  • adverse
  • disagreeable
  • discouraged
  • discouraging
  • displeasing
  • distressed
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • melancholy
  • troubled
  • troubling
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
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