Definitions for encouragementɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. encouragement(noun)

    the expression of approval and support

  2. boost, encouragement(noun)

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  3. encouragement(noun)

    the feeling of being encouraged

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  1. encouragement(Noun)

    The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.

    All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

  2. encouragement(Noun)

    That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

    To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. -Byron.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Encouragement(noun)

    the act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity

  2. Encouragement(noun)

    that which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouragement' in Nouns Frequency: #2299


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