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
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.
Their negotiation of an arms treaty also provides a rare and encouraging example of successful peacemaking between rival countries.
But the latest move by the company to embrace stretch marks on its models is both an empowering and encouraging step.
But perhaps the most encouraging long ball of the Reds’ four-homer day belonged to third baseman Eugenio Suarez.
The fund is encouraging Nestle to sell its stake in cosmetics maker L’Oreal SA, increase leverage for share buybacks and adopt a formal profitability target, among other suggestions.
For some of Bowser’s potential challengers, the results are not encouraging.
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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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