Green Eyed View

The Ramblings of a Green-Eyed Gal

Definitions March 26, 2007

Filed under: Ponderings — sarah j. @ 6:45 pm

Courage: Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; resolution. It is a constituent part of fortitude; but fortitude implies patience to bear continued suffering.

Encourage: To give courage to; to give or increase confidence of success; to inspire with courage, spirit, hope, or strength of mind; to embolden; to animate; to incite; to inspirit.

Discourage: To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits; to deject; to deprive of confidence. To deter from any thing; with from. To attempt to repress or prevent; to dissuade from; as, to discourage an effort.

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