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  1. encouraging(adj)

    giving courage or confidence or hope

    "encouraging advances in medical research"


    disheartening, dispiriting, demoralizing, unencouraging, daunting, discouraging, frustrating, unsupportive, intimidating, demoralising

  2. encouraging, supporting(adj)

    furnishing support and encouragement

    "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

    load-bearing(a), supporting(a), supporting

    daunting, demoralizing, frustrating, unencouraging, demoralising, dispiriting, disheartening, intimidating, discouraging, unsupportive

Editors Contribution

  1. paregoric

    assuaging pain

    her words are really paregoric.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 30, 2019  

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  1. encouraging(a)

    reassuring, inspiriting, cheering, assuring

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  1. Secretary Sylvia Burwell:

    Interest in the Marketplace has been strong during the first month of open enrollment, we still have a ways to go and a lot of work to do before February 15, but this is an encouraging start.

  2. Sarah Larney:

    To me the most important message to take from this study is that we need to think beyond the drug. People using opioids are people first and foremost, and have complex health and social needs, making sure people have access to essential medicines to treat HIV and hepatitis C ; encouraging smoking cessation through access to nicotine replacement therapies ; and ensuring access to nutritious food and safe shelter would all go towards reducing the death toll in this population.

  3. Mollyanne Rhodes:

    It’s such a cool moment to sit back and realize what we’ve done collectively as a team, to have a whole team of amputees, it’s encouraging to the community. It shows that we can do whatever we want. It doesn’t matter what physical differences we have.

  4. Rob Manfred:

    We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents, i summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same.

  5. Tian Weidong:

    The premier's remarks are really encouraging, investors have nothing to fear now because the message is that if economic growth continues to slow, there will be more stimulus measures.

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