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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He was anxious to avoid the notice of his cousins, from a conviction that if they saw him depart, they could not fail to conjecture his design, and he was not willing to have the attempt known till its success might be known likewise; for though feeling almost secure, and with reason, for Charlotte had been tolerably encouraging, he was comparatively diffident since the adventure of Wednesday.
He was continually encouraging her tendency to affectation (which I had done my utmost to crush), talking about her pretty face, and filling her head with all manner of conceited notions concerning her personal appearance (which I had instructed her to regard as dust in the balance compared with the cultivation of her mind and manners); and I never saw a child so susceptible of flattery as she was.
Not that I imagine he can think I have been encouraging him hitherto.
She has also the testimony of missionaries, among the fugitives in Canada, in coincidence with her own experience; and her deductions, with regard to the capabilities of the race, are encouraging in the highest degree.
To crown all, there was to be a donkey-race--that sublimest of all races, conducted on the grand socialistic idea of everybody encouraging everybody else's donkey, and the sorriest donkey winning.
I shouldn't say there was a great deal" was Marilla's encouraging answer.
Excuse me, Miss Halcombe," he said, "if I venture to say that you are only encouraging the boy by asking him these questions.
It seemed to her that Captain Tilney was falling in love with Isabella, and Isabella unconsciously encouraging him; unconsciously it must be, for Isabella's attachment to James was as certain and well acknowledged as her engagement.
The task before me did not seem a very encouraging one.
And I believe you will be encouraging your wife in a hopeless effort, if you encourage her to persist in the search for her lost friend.
And, Thomas, it is really shameful, with my poor head continually wearing me out, that a boy brought up as you have been, and whose education has cost what yours has, should be found encouraging his sister to wonder, when he knows his father has expressly said that she is not to do it.
Sometimes a group of squalid old crones, squatting in a file under the shadow of the steps to a porch, scolded noisily as the archdeacon and the bellringer passed, and tossed them this encouraging welcome, with a curse: "Hum