encouraging

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

encouraging ‎(comparative more encouraging, superlative most encouraging)

  1. giving courage, confidence or hope
  2. supporting by giving encouragement
  3. auspicious, or bringing good luck

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

encouraging

  1. present participle of encourage

Noun[edit]

encouraging ‎(plural encouragings)

  1. encouragement
    • 1853, The Living Age (volume 37, page 58)
      [] the thousand little ties of sympathy and mutual hopes and fears, comfortings and encouragings.