verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
Origin of encourage
SYNONYMS FOR encourage
Examples from the Web for encouragingly
She clicked the recording button and looked at me encouragingly.
Encouragingly, it seems the group was actually rewarded for this overture.
Make sure you notice the garland, Funk said encouragingly, “It was embroidered by women in Ohio.”
The housing plan, whose details were at last announced this week, has also been encouragingly to the point.
"Ain't 'urt 'e, not a bit 'e ain't, not really," said one encouragingly.Mr. Britling Sees It Through|H. G. Wells
"Stand to it, my lads," shouted Captain Jeremy encouragingly.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'|Percy F. Westerman
"Let us have a look at the field-gun," said Sypher encouragingly.Septimus|William J. Locke
"I think the wind is beginning to die down," said Ruth, encouragingly.The Rover Boys at Colby Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
"Suppose we walk along," he said, encouragingly; and before Thorold knew it, he was sharing that umbrella with his foe.The Pace That Kills|Edgar Saltus