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English definition of “encouraging”

encouraging

adjective     /ɪnˈkʌr.ɪ.dʒɪŋ/ US  /-ˈkɝː-/
B2 making you feel more confidence or hope: There was a lot of positive feedback which was very encouraging.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring encouragingly     /-li/ adverb My mother smiled encouragingly at me as I went up on stage.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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