encouraging

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

encouraging (comparative more encouraging, superlative most encouraging)

  1. giving courage, confidence or hope
    Although there is no cure for the disease yet, the research results are encouraging.
  2. supporting by giving encouragement
  3. auspicious, or bringing good luck

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

encouraging

  1. present participle of encourage

NounEdit

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.