Synonyms for Discourages:
Stifles, hampers, hinders, paralyzes, impedes, curbs, frustrates, de-motivates, throttles.
disconcerts, disappoints, dashes, thwarts, disillusions.
bars, Chills, checks, restrains, averts, admonishes, bans, dampens, daunts, deflects, depresses, derails, deters, disheartens, disinclines, dissuades, diverts, inhibits, intimidates, prevents.
Usage examples for discourages
It is not the chill of any one special day that discourages one from any further effort to continue in this vale of tears, but the cold that has, apparently, the chill and dampness and cold of all those two thousand and two hundred and sixty winters that have gone before which concentrate themselves in the atmosphere. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting