"encouragement" Definition

  1. n. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
  2. n. That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

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Position in dictionary: 32838 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "encouragement": 1
Words that end with "encouragement": 2
Words that contain "encouragement": 2
Next words in dictionary: encourager, encouraging, encowl, encradle, encratite
Previous words in dictionary: encouraged, encourage, encountering, encounterer, encountered

English Dictionary Definition of encouragement

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