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
The company, formerly known as Williams-Pyro, has already shown its system to representatives from the acquisitions department of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and received encouraging feedback, chief executive officer Della Williams said.
In the most encouraging bit of recent news, Deborah Borda, a visionary who broadly shares Mr. Gilbert’s values, is about to take over as the orchestra’s executive director, following her game-changing tenure at the thriving Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A review of vote-by-mail ballots submitted so far shows Asian voters outpacing Hispanics, an encouraging sign for Ahn, according to nonpartisan research firm Political Data Inc.
With the amateur draft two weeks away, the Cubs got an encouraging performance from Thomas Hatch, their top pick in 2016.
Common Cause and the League of Women Voters plan to spend the summer pressing Maryland’s top officials to work on a redistricting-reform agreement and encouraging partner organizations in other states to do the same.
Costas said the state's plans to invest in local infrastructure and transportation was encouraging.
A study published in December said encouraging girls to play with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) toys such as Lego could help reduce the difference in number of men and women entering technical careers.
The Nature Astronomy study does have some encouraging findings.
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First Known Use of encouraging
ENCOURAGING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encouraging for English Language Learners
: causing a hopeful feeling
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