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Noun: encouragement  in'kur-ij-munt or in'kú-rij-munt [N. Amer], in'kú-rij-munt or en'kú-rij-munt [Brit]
  1. The expression of approval and support
  2. The act of giving hope or support to someone
    - boost, fillip
  3. The feeling of being encouraged

Derived forms: encouragements

Type of: aid, approval, assist, assistance, commendation, help, hope

Antonym: discouragement