Disheartening and Encouraging


Disheartening adjective - Destructive of morale and self-reliance.

Encouraging is an antonym for disheartening.

Nearby Words: dishearten, disheartened


Encouraging adjective - Having qualities which inspire hope.
Usage example: encouraging signs that the economy is improving

Disheartening is an antonym for encouraging in promising topic.

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