Definition of Encouraging

1. Adjective. Giving courage or confidence or hope. "Encouraging advances in medical research"




2. Adjective. Furnishing support and encouragement. "The anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
Exact synonyms: Supporting
Similar to: Supportive

Definition of Encouraging

1. a. Furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring.

Definition of Encouraging

1. Adjective. giving courage, confidence or hope ¹

2. Adjective. supporting by giving encouragement ¹

3. Adjective. auspicious, or bringing good luck ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of encourage) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encouraging

1. encourage [v] - See also: encourage

Lexicographical Neighbors of Encouraging

encounterers
encountering
encounters
encountre
encountrynge
encourage
encourageable
encouraged
encouragement
encouragements
encourager
encouragers
encourages
encouragest
encourageth
encouraging (current term)
encouragingly
encouragingness
encowl
encowled
encowling
encowls
encradle
encradled
encradles
encradling
encranial
encranius
encraties
encraty

Literary usage of Encouraging

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"The result, while not complete or perfect, was encouraging. BATCH OF GOOD AND BAD RESULTS. Before the Berlin Medical 8 ..."

2. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Lee writes that he already notices the good effect of the order published by our government, encouraging desertions from the enemy's armies. ..."

3. The Growth of English Industry and Commerce by William Cunningham (1892)
"The policy of encouraging consumption has been already (e) in- discussed and ... But there is no saving at all in encouraging the use of substantial goods ..."

4. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (1975)
"OECD Economic Surveys: Chile O OECD 2005 Chapter 3 encouraging innovation A good framework for ... encouraging ..."

5. Jane Austen's Works by Jane Austen, James Edward Austen-Leigh (1882)
"... and she perceived that his wife, who was standing immediately above her, was not only listening also, but even encouraging him by significant glances. ..."

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