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1. encouraging

adjective. ['ɛnˈkɝːɪdʒɪŋ, ɪnˈkɝːədʒɪŋ'] giving courage or confidence or hope.

Synonyms

  • inspiriting
  • exhortatory
  • rallying
  • hortatory
  • helpful
  • exhortative
  • reassuring
  • heartening
  • promotive
  • hortative

Antonyms

  • discouraging
  • unhelpful
  • hopeless
  • pessimistic

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Words that Rhyme with Encouraging

  • discouraging

Example sentences of the word encouraging


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
It does this by uplifting people and encouraging them to sing along with the track.

Quotes containing the word encouraging


1. You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
- Zig Ziglar

2. In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

3. I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
- Queen Elizabeth II

2. encouraging

adjective. ['ɛnˈkɝːɪdʒɪŋ, ɪnˈkɝːədʒɪŋ'] furnishing support and encouragement.

Synonyms

  • supporting

Antonyms

  • inauspicious
  • useless
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