encouraging

adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound
remain
ADVERB
extremely, highly, immensely, most (esp. BrE), really, tremendously, very

This news is most encouraging.

mildly, quite, reasonably
hardly
Encouraging is used with these nouns: ↑aspect, ↑news, ↑remark, ↑report, ↑response, ↑result, ↑sign, ↑smile, ↑start, ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • encouraging — [en kʉr′ij iŋ, inkʉr′ij iŋ] adj. giving courage, hope, or confidence encouragingly adv. * * * en·cour·ag·ing (ĕn kûrʹə jĭng, kŭrʹ ) adj. Giving courage, confidence, or hope: an encouraging advance in medical research.   en·courʹag·ing·ly adv. * * …   Universalium

  • Encouraging — En*cour a*ging, a. Furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring. {En*cour a*ging*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encouraging — index auspicious, favorable (advantageous), favorable (expressing approval), moving (evoking emotion), propitious, viable Burton …   Law dictionary

  • encouraging — [en kʉr′ij iŋ, inkʉr′ij iŋ] adj. giving courage, hope, or confidence encouragingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • encouraging — adj. 1) encouraging to + inf. (it is encouraging to read that illiteracy is declining) 2) encouraging that + clause (it s encouraging that the inflation rate has dropped) * * * [ɪn kʌrɪdʒɪŋ] encouraging to + inf. (it is encouraging to read that… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • encouraging — [[t]ɪnkʌ̱rɪʤiŋ, AM kɜ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ that Something that is encouraging gives people hope or confidence. There are encouraging signs of an artistic revival... The results have been encouraging... It was encouraging that he …   English dictionary

  • encouraging — en|cour|ag|ing S3 [ınˈkʌrıdʒıŋ US ınˈkə:r ] adj giving you hope and confidence = ↑reassuring ▪ The encouraging news is that typhoid is on the decrease. ▪ The signs are encouraging but there s a long way to go. >encouragingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • encouraging — en|cour|ag|ing [ ın kʌrıdʒıŋ ] adjective ** giving you confidence or hope: The news from the doctors is very encouraging. an encouraging smile ─ opposite DISCOURAGING ╾ en|cour|ag|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • encouraging */*/ — UK [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ] / US adjective giving you confidence or hope The news from the doctors is very encouraging. an encouraging smile Derived word: encouragingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • Encouraging — Encourage En*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F. encourager; pref. en (L. in) + courage courage. See {Courage}.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.