disappointing (part of speech: verb)
de-motivating (part of speech: verb)
dissuading (part of speech: verb)
dampening, deterring, disinclining, banning, depressing, restraining, diverting, barring, averting, disheartening, preventing, checking, daunting, admonishing, chilling, inhibiting, dissuading, intimidating, derailing, deflecting
- As I said, I believed all along that Steve had it in him, that his mind and character must tell, and though it was discouraging to have men put over him, younger men too, at last the railroad found out what he could do." - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
- " You will not tell anyone else what you have told me, Mr. Ward," said M'Cracken, " the news that our plans are known to the enemy might be discouraging to the men. - "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
- His affairs were getting into a discouraging state. - "Brewster's Millions", George Barr McCutcheon.