Encouraging - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word encouraging
Brit.  |ɛŋˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ ɪŋˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word encouraging
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to encourage


- furnishing support and encouragement (syn: supporting)


We've just heard some encouraging news.

...encouraging signs that the economy is improving...

The encouraging news is that typhoid is on the decrease.

The signs are encouraging - but there's a long way to go.

...the exuberance of the housing market was an encouraging economic indicator...

...doctors encouraging people to be forethoughtful and get their flu shots in advance of the flu season...

encouraging young women to be more ladylike

The encouraging letter lifted our hopes.

Early signs are encouraging.

They are encouraging all workers to join the union rather than just taking a free ride on those who do join.

The initial response has been encouraging.

The results have been encouraging enough to merit further investigation.

They were encouraging nationalistic sentiment among the students.

The audience's final verdict was encouraging.

Health officials are encouraging people to spread the word about the benefits of exercise.

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