Example sentences for: discouraging

How can you use “discouraging” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • People who speculate on the odds can be either upbeat or quite discouraging depending on what ax they have to grind.

  • Scrambled eggs are not an easy dish to cook in such a way that hungry men turn away in discouragement, yet the scrambled eggs Eleanor Roosevelt always made in a chafing dish for Sunday night supper were undeniably discouraging.

  • It is discouraging that in this era of rapid biomedical advancement, and appropriate relegation of animal research to the historical dustbin, PLoS has chosen to re-introduce an anachronistic, medically discredited, and unethical research tool to its reporting.

  • The federal government is often accused of gross hypocrisy for discouraging smoking while rewarding farmers for growing the weed.

  • The news is particularly discouraging given the Clinton administration's overtures to Iran's President Mohammed Khatemi, who is seen as a "genuine reformer with enormous popular support."


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