Definitions For Discourage


  • Advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
  • Try to prevent; show opposition to
  • Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  • To make (someone) less determined, hopeful, or confident
  • To make (something) less likely to happen
  • To try to make people not want to do (something)

Is Discourage a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Discourage is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Discourage in a Sentence

  • Try not to let losing discourage you.
  • The area's dry climate discourages agriculture.
  • He claims the new regulations will discourage investment.

Synonyms for Discourage

Antonyms for Discourage

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