encouraging
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈkʌɹɪd͡ʒɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪnˈkɝɹɪd͡ʒɪŋ/
Adjective

encouraging

  1. giving courage, confidence or hope
    Although there is no cure for the disease yet, the research results are encouraging.
  2. supporting by giving encouragement
  3. auspicious, or bringing good luck
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of encourage#English|encourage
Noun

encouraging (plural encouragings)

  1. encouragement
    • 1853, The Living Age (volume 37, page 58)
      […] the thousand little ties of sympathy and mutual hopes and fears, comfortings and encouragings.



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