1. [ noun ] the expression of opposition and disapproval
Related terms: encouragement disapproval determent dissuasion disheartenment
2. [ noun ] the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
Synonyms: dismay disheartenment
Related terms: despair intimidation depress
3. [ noun ] the act of discouraging

"the discouragement of petty theft"

Related terms: deterrence deter
Similar spelling:   discouraged