Word:

Encouraging

En`cour´a`ging
a.1.Furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring.
Adj.1.encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
Antonyms:
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
2.encouraging - furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
Synonyms: supporting
3.encouraging - tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are auspicious accidents"; "encouraging omens"; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
alluring, animating, assuring, auspicious, bright with promise, challenging, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, condolatory, condolent, condoling, consolatory, consoling, couleur de rose, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, favorable, full of promise, galvanic, galvanizing, glad, gladdening, heart-warming, heartening, hospitable, inspiring, inspiriting, invigorating, inviting, joyful, likely, looking up, of good comfort, of promise, piquant, pregnant of good, promising, prompting, propitious, provocative, provoking, reassuring, relieving, rose-colored, roseate, rosy, rousing, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, supportive, sympathetic
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