What does encouraging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouraging(adj)

    giving courage or confidence or hope

    "encouraging advances in medical research"

  2. encouraging, supporting(adj)

    furnishing support and encouragement

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


  1. encouraging(Adjective)

    giving courage, confidence or hope

  2. encouraging(Adjective)

    supporting by giving encouragement

  3. encouraging(Adjective)

    auspicious, or bringing good luck

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encouraging

    of Encourage

  2. Encouraging(adj)

    furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring

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

How to pronounce encouraging?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say encouraging in sign language?

  1. encouraging


  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. Ted Dooley:

    It reflects the larger tone of our environment that extremists like (Rep.) Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), are encouraging fringe extremists on the political left to verbally and physically berate those with differing opinions, it’s no surprise that her encouragement has seeped into the personal interactions young people have in all aspects of their lives.

  2. Spokeswoman Diana Hendricks:

    By encouraging the media to focus less on the suspects and more on the victims, maybe future events can be prevented.

  3. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin:

    It is healthy and appropriate that disparate ideas are voiced at this stage, and I am grateful to President Trump for recognizing and encouraging this.

  4. Jameria Moore:

    We call each other, we text each other, we talk all the time just encouraging each other. So this has been just a wonderful sisterhood.

  5. Duncan Clark:

    To avoid being Icarus you have to... not only avoid flying too close to the sun, but also avoid crashing into the waves. So you have to still be ambitious. In philanthropy, education, environment he has plenty of room to soar yet. Areas where the government will be tolerant if not encouraging.

Images & Illustrations of encouraging

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