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. Alex Azar:

    And frankly, talking about that or encouraging that can really undermine a critical public health need, which is that people come back for their second vaccine.

  2. Andrea Crisanti:

    There is still more work to be done, both in terms of testing the technology in larger lab-based studies and working with affected countries to assess the feasibility of such an intervention. it will still be at least 5-10 years before we consider testing any mosquitoes with gene drive in the wild, but now we have some encouraging proof that we’re on the right path.

  3. Carol Fuller:

    The findings are impressive and do highlight the importance of time outside on such a scale, that said, while the findings are encouraging, what we don't get from the study is a sense of why we see the results that we do ? While the authors speculate as to the reasons, there is a crucial need to engage directly with young people to understand the results from the perspective of those who were taking part.

  4. Sharon Lewin:

    This trial clearly demonstrates that disulfiram is not toxic and is safe to use, and could quite possibly be the game changer we need, the dosage of disulfiram we used provided more of a tickle than a kick to the virus, but this could be enough. Even though the drug was only given for three days, we saw a clear increase in (the) virus in (the) plasma, which was very encouraging.

  5. Claire McCaskill:

    It’s encouraging to see the professionalism and cooperation between state and local officials and the two federal agencies investigating this tragedy, i’m grateful to [Branson, Mo.] Mayor [Karen] Best, the Red Cross, and the brave men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol — particularly the divers, who had the worst job of all today. My deepest condolences continue to go out to those families torn apartby this tragedy.

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