encouraging

adjective en·cour·ag·ing \ in-ˈkər-i-jiŋ , -ˈkə-ri- , en- \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of encouraging

: giving hope or promise
  • encouraging news

encouragingly

play \in-ˈkər-i-jiŋ-lē, -ˈkə-ri-, en-\ adverb

Examples of encouraging in a Sentence

  1. We've just heard some encouraging news.

  2. encouraging signs that the economy is improving

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First Known Use of encouraging

1593

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of encouraging for English Language Learners

  • : causing a hopeful feeling



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