Synonyms of encouraging in English:



  • 1 the Scottish team made an encouraging start
    promising, hopeful, auspicious, propitious, favourable, bright, rosy, cheerful, full of promise;
    heartening, reassuring, stimulating, inspiring, uplifting, cheering, comforting, welcome, pleasing, gratifying
    [Antonyms] discouraging
  • 2 my parents were very encouraging
    supportive, reassuring, affirmative, sympathetic, sensitive, understanding, helpful;
    positive, responsive, enthusiastic, appreciative
    [Antonyms] unsupportive
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    Word of the day demoralize
    Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
    cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope