Antonyms of noun discouragement

1 of 3 senses of discouragement

Sense 2
discouragement -- (the expression of opposition and disapproval)
       Antonym of encouragement (Sense 1)
      => encouragement -- (the expression of approval and support)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun discouragement

3 senses of discouragement

Sense 1
discouragement, disheartenment, dismay -- (the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles)
       => despair -- (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair")

Sense 2
discouragement -- (the expression of opposition and disapproval)
       => disapproval -- (the expression of disapproval)

Sense 3
discouragement -- (the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft")
       => deterrence -- (the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety)

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