Definition of encouraging
: giving hope or promise encouraging news
encouraginglyplay \in-ˈkər-i-jiŋ-lē, -ˈkə-ri-, en-\ adverb
Examples of encouraging in a Sentence
We've just heard some encouraging news.
encouraging signs that the economy is improving
Recent Examples of encouraging from the Web
Norcross’ job was not always encouraging or inspirational, though.
Even an encouraging performance from a A-baller who might be years away from making the Show.
Even the sainted Franklin Roosevelt vacillated between expansionary fiscal policy and austerity, and between attacking corporate power and encouraging monopoly.
Obamacare hasn’t been shown to have saved any lives (mortality trends since its implementation are not especially encouraging), and there is little reason to expect a partial repeal of it to endanger any.
Encouraging friends to sleep with your exes requires all involved to ignore a whole pile of romantic norms that have long given structure to the social lives of young Americans, which can be unsteady ground for even the most sure-footed among us.
In a recent interview with TV Source Magazine, Rob Raco, who plays Joaquin, gave us another encouraging sign.
But there's a lot of encouraging things in the way these guys have fought.
Added to this are the encouraging signals from Trump’s Middle Eastern forays.
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ENCOURAGING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encouraging for English Language Learners
: causing a hopeful feeling
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