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Discourage
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Discourage as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 11 answers for the crossword clue 'Discourage', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Discourage a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Discourage as an answer itself some 38 times.

Discourage is a single word clue made up of 10 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Wednesday, 01 December 2021 with the answer being DETER, we also found DETER to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
  • Try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
  • Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

WARN
Notify, usually in advance; "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"

5 Letters

DAUNT
Cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

DETER
Turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

REPEL
Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"

6 Letters

MONISH
Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

PUTOFF
A pretext for delay or inaction

8 Letters

ADMONISH
Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

CASTDOWN
Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

DISSUADE
Turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

13 Letters

ADVISEAGAINST

15 Letters

POURCOLDWATERON
Be discouraging or negative about

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