Synonyms of discouragement in English:

discouragement


See definition of discouragement

noun

1‘his discouragement was partly caused by the failure to raise sufficient funds’

SYNONYMS

dispiritedness, downheartedness, dejection, depression, demoralization, disappointment, despondency, hopelessness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of confidence, pessimism, despair, gloom, gloominess, low spirits

informal cold feet

ANTONYMS

optimism

2‘a discouragement to crime’

SYNONYMS

deterrent, disincentive

hindrance, obstacle, impediment, barrier, curb, check, damper, restraint, constraint, restriction

dissuasion

informal put-down

archaic damp

ANTONYMS

incentive, stimulus