Definition of discouragingly in English:

discouragingly

adverb

  • See discouraging

    • ‘We had shows in several major cities, but we sold discouragingly few pictures.’
    • ‘Others, even more discouragingly, said the questions were simply unanswerable.’
    • ‘For the most part, ticket prices remain either beyond the reach of, or discouragingly expensive for, ordinary workers and youth.’
    • ‘The little boy stomped away, sat back down next to Daniel, and began to stare discouragingly down the road.’
    • ‘Inside, he was relieved to discover, the ambience was not quite so discouragingly spartan as outside.’

Pronunciation

discouragingly

/dɪˈskʌrɪdʒɪŋli/