Synonyms for discouragement

Synonyms for (noun) discouragement

Synonyms: discouragement

Definition: the act of discouraging

Usage: the discouragement of petty theft

Similar words: deterrence

Definition: the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety


Synonyms: discouragement

Definition: the expression of opposition and disapproval

Similar words: disapproval

Definition: the expression of disapproval


Synonyms: discouragement, disheartenment, dismay

Definition: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

Similar words: despair

Definition: the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

Usage: they moaned in despair and dismay; one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair