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encouraging

adjective en·cour·ag·ing \-i-jiŋ, -ri-jiŋ\

: causing a hopeful feeling

Full Definition of ENCOURAGING

:  giving hope or promise <encouraging news>
en·cour·ag·ing·ly \-jiŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of ENCOURAGING

  1. We've just heard some encouraging news.
  2. <encouraging signs that the economy is improving>

First Known Use of ENCOURAGING

1593

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