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encouragement Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the expression of approval and support
  2. noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
  3. noun the feeling of being encouraged

En*cour"age*ment noun
Cf. F. encouragement.
  1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
    All generous encouragement of arts. Otway.
  2. 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.
    To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. Byron.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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