What does encouraging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragingadjective

    giving courage or confidence or hope

    "encouraging advances in medical research"

  2. encouraging, supportingadjective

    furnishing support and encouragement

    "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"


  1. encouragingadjective

    giving courage, confidence or hope

  2. encouragingadjective

    supporting by giving encouragement

  3. encouragingadjective

    auspicious, or bringing good luck

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encouraging

    of Encourage

  2. Encouragingadjective

    furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring

Editors Contribution

  1. encouraging

    Verb from of the word encourage.

    Its encouraging to see the level of unity and community with all citizens.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 31, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4353

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4368

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Adjectives Frequency: #574

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouraging in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouraging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of encouraging in a Sentence

  1. Eric Schmitt:

    In managing that fund, public employees will be assisting or encouraging abortion by processing claims for public funds to cover costs incurred in obtaining abortions.

  2. Song In-chang:

    This is an encouraging development given that one of the weaknesses on the market was the low demand or supply from the corporate sector, i hope Samsung's plan to participate in the market will influence other big companies also to join.

  3. Pia Sundhage:

    Look at Formiga. We shouldn’t think it is over for them, no, the way they play, they way they behave in the group as human beings ... it is very encouraging. They can play many matches.

  4. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    The overwhelming and vast majority of law enforcement officers in this country are just trying to do their jobs, it is troubling that there are groups and rhetoric out there now that is encouraging people to demonize law enforcement, to target law enforcement or in some cases, quite frankly, to misrepresent what law enforcement is trying to do.

  5. Ken Cuccinelli:

    I mean, we're being invaded, we're being invaded, right ? One person at a time, we're being invaded. And the president isn't protecting us from invasion, he's encouraging the invasion, and he's doing it unconstitutionally.

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