encouraging

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

Definition of encouraging

  1. :  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

1593

First Known Use of encouraging

1593


ENCOURAGING Defined for English Language Learners

encouraging

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

Definition of encouraging for English Language Learners

  • : causing a hopeful feeling



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