[dih-skur-ij, -skuhr-] Show IPA verb,dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
verb (used with object)
to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten;dispirit.
to dissuade (usually followed by from ).
to obstruct by opposition or difficulty; hinder: Low pricesdiscourage industry.
to express or make clear disapproval of; frown upon: todiscourage the expression of enthusiasm.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
"Hope is any chance greater than zero that something can change for the better."
-Dr. Gary Patton
I'm thankful that the hope I have is bigger than any discouragement I may face.