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cheering

adjective

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2 serving to lift one's spirits
  • cheering words from the doctor that the worst of the treatment was over

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cheering

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of cheering (Entry 2 of 3)

enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval
  • a raucous cheering welcomed the newlyweds

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cheering

verb
present participle of cheer

Synonyms & Antonyms of cheering (Entry 3 of 3)

2 to ease the grief or distress of
  • let's hope that these flowers will cheer my ailing aunt at least a little

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“Cheering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cheering. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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