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