Definitions For Discouraging


  • Depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action


  • Expressing disapproval in order to dissuade


  • 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 Discouraging 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 Discouraging is worth 17 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Discouraging 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.

Antonyms for Discouraging

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