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.

  • [David] McClelland [author of The Achieving Society ] said that the "famous self-confidence" of businessmen--really, their refusal to face discouraging facts--was an important tool for economic development.

  • The ensuing volatility of currency-exchange rates, he argues, has made businesses' projections of profits from trade increasingly unreliable, thereby discouraging productive investments and growth.

  • If governments can't regulate the illegal inflow of cigarettes into their countries, they can't generate effective health programs for discouraging smoking, especially, notes the NYT , because smuggled smokes tend to be cheaper, which means teenagers can buy more of them.


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