Discouraging vs Dampener - What's the difference?

discouraging | dampener |

As nouns the difference between discouraging and dampener

is that discouraging is discouragement while dampener is a device that moistens or dampens something.

As a verb discouraging

is .

As an adjective discouraging

is that causes discouragement.




  • Adjective

  • that causes discouragement
  • * 1876 Brewster Higley - A Home on the Range
  • * Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam / Where the Deer and the Antelope play; / Where never is heard a discouraging word, / And the sky is not clouded all day
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    (en noun)
  • discouragement
  • * Lydia Ann Barclay
  • But, alas! I fear the health of the better part is dwindling instead of increasing, through letting in the enemy's discouragings , and a want of feeling after the daily sap of life, whereby strength would be received to overcome all obstacles




    (en noun)
  • A device that moistens or dampens something.
  • (figurative) A discouraging event or remark.