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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·cour·age·ment /-mənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cour·age·ment n.
 1. The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
 2. That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement. Discouragements from vice.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles [syn: disheartenment,
      2: the expression of opposition and disapproval [ant: encouragement]
      3: the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"