encouraging[en kʉr′ij iŋ, in-]
- The definition of encouraging is something that gives hope.
An example of something encouraging is a coach's pep talk to a team before a big game.
A coach encouraging his team.
encouraging definition by Webster's New World
giving courage, hope, or confidence
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- encouragingly adverb
encouraging definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Giving courage, confidence, or hope: an encouraging advance in medical research.
- en·courˈag·ing·ly adverb
Variant of encourage