Share this entry

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
  • Definition of encouraging in:
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources