[ en-kur-ij-muhnt, -kuhr- ]
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  1. the act of encouraging.

  2. the state of being encouraged.

  1. something that encourages: Praise is the greatest encouragement.

Origin of encouragement

First recorded in 1560–70; encourage + -ment

Other words for encouragement

Other words from encouragement

  • pre·en·cour·age·ment, noun
  • re·en·cour·age·ment, noun

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