HyperDic: encouraging

English > 2 senses of the word encouraging:
ADJECTIVEallencouraginggiving courage or confidence / confidence or hope
allencouraging, supportingfurnishing support and encouragement
encouraging > pronunciation
Soundsehnker'ihjhihng; ihnker'ahjhihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > encouraging: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGiving courage or confidence / confidence or hope.
Example"encouraging advances in medical research"
Narrowerexhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatoryGiving strong encouragement
heartening, inspiritingcheerfully encouraging
promotivetending to further / further or encourage
rallyingrousing or recalling to unity and renewed effort
See alsohelpfulProviding assistance or serving a useful function
hopefulHaving or manifesting hope
reassuringrestoring confidence / confidence and relieving anxiety
Oppositediscouragingdepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
Spanishalentador, esperanzador
Adverbsencouraginglyin an encouraging manner
English > encouraging: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFurnishing support and encouragement.
Synonymsupporting
BroadersupportiveFurnishing support or assistance

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