encouraging


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en·cour·ag·ing

 (ĕn-kûr′ə-jĭng, -kŭr′-)
adj.
Giving courage, confidence, or hope: encouraging news.

en·cour′ag·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
reassuring - restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
hopeful - having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
2.encouraging - furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

encouraging

encouraging

adjective
Inspiring confidence or hope:
Translations
povzbudivý
glædeligopmuntrende
rohkaiseva
ohrabrujući
bátorító
hvetjandi
励みになる
격려가 되는
spodbuden
uppmuntrande
ที่ให้กำลังใจ
cesaret vericiteşvik edici
đáng khích lệ

encouraging

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] ADJ [smile] → alentador; [news, prospect] → alentador, halagüeño; [words] → de aliento
it is not an encouraging prospectes una perspectiva poco halagüeña
he was always very encouragingsiempre me daba ánimos

encouraging

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒiŋ] adj [sign, news, results, situation] → encourageant(e); [words] → encourageant(e)

encouraging

adjermutigend; I found him very encouraginger hat mir sehr viel Mut gemacht

encouraging

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] adjincoraggiante

encourage

(inˈkaridʒ) , ((American) -ˈkə:-) verb
1. to give support, confidence or hope to. The general tried to encourage the troops: You should not encourage him in his extravagance; I felt encouraged by his praise.
2. to urge (a person) to do something. You must encourage him to try again.
enˈcouraging adjective
enˈcouragingly adverb
enˈcouragement noun
words of encouragement; He must be given every encouragement.

the opposite of encourage is discourage.

encouraging

مُشَجِّع povzbudivý opmuntrende ermutigend ενθαρρυντικός alentador rohkaiseva encourageant ohrabrujući incoraggiante 励みになる 격려가 되는 bemoedigend oppmuntrende zachęcający encorajador ободряющий uppmuntrande ที่ให้กำลังใจ cesaret verici đáng khích lệ 可奖励的
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Jo gave her sister an encouraging pat on the shoulder as they parted for the day, each going a different way, each hugging her little warm turnover, and each trying to be cheerful in spite of wintry weather, hard work, and the unsatisfied desires of pleasure-loving youth.
Immediately conscious how unavailing any struggle against such an overwhelming force must prove, he submitted to his fate, encouraging his gentle companions by a few low and tender assurances, that the natives seldom failed to threaten more than they performed.
The "Appeal" had what it called its "Army," about thirty thousand of the faithful, who did things for it; and it was always exhorting the "Army" to keep its dander up, and occasionally encouraging it with a prize competition, for anything from a gold watch to a private yacht or an eighty-acre farm.
He was of opinion, in fact, that southern people needed encouraging.
A chorus of encouraging shouts burst out for him, and one brave voice flung out a heartening word for me -- said:
Every time Tom made an examination, Becky would watch his face for an encouraging sign, and he would say cheerily:
Quick and decided in her ways, Emma lost no time in inviting, encouraging, and telling her to come very often; and as their acquaintance increased, so did their satisfaction in each other.
I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers.
The harm of it is, that her father would hate me if he found I suffered her to enter your house; and I am convinced you have a bad design in encouraging her to do so,' I replied.
After encouraging the idea of the play, they declined the personal sacrifice of acting in it -- or, they accepted characters, and then broke down in the effort to study them -- or they volunteered to take the parts which they knew were already engaged, and declined the parts which were waiting to be acted -- or they were afflicted with weak constitutions, and mischievously fell ill when they were wanted at rehearsal -- or they had Puritan relatives in the background, and, after slipping into their parts cheerfully at the week's beginning, oozed out of them penitently, under serious family pressure, at the week's end.
If you could kindly mention now, for instance, what nine times ninepence are, or how many shillings in twenty guineas, it would be so encouraging.
Under these encouraging circumstances, I replied that I was very well, and that I hoped she was the same; with such an indifferent grace, that Miss Murdstone disposed of me in two words: